We are very proud to sponsor two young and ambitious riders, Rebecca Bell and Ellie Maris. They write blogs or produce vlogs which you can read. Please show your support for them by following their riding activities via both our's and their Facebook and Instagram pages.
My name is Rebecca Bell and I’m 16 years old. I starting riding when I was 3, and I took part in everything on offer. When I was younger eventing and jumping were my passions- until my first pony decided that he didn’t want to jump! I tried dressage with him and it all went from there. I continued eventing until 2014, and I had some amazing experiences, including winning the Stonar ISODE Individually on my home bred pony. My dressage career really got going in 2012, where I was selected to represent Great Britain at my first CDIP. Since then, I have competed at 17 International Competitions, the highlights of which were being a part of the winning Nation’s Cup team in Saumur in 2013, as well as winning a class Individually, and winning a class and coming 2nd in two classes at the Longines Vienna Masters this year- my final competition in the Ponies age group, held in the centre of Vienna. I’ve been a part of the British team at the Pony European Championships for the past three years- winning team bronze in 2013, team silver in 2014, and being a part of the first gold medal winning GB team in history in 2015, as well as coming 8th individually. Both my ponies, who I produced myself with constant guidance from my trainer of 10 years Caron Roberts, have now moved on to fantastic new homes, and I have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to ride Rob and Sue Fearis’ successful schoolmaster Waranos (Tango). We made our High Profile show debut in December 2015 and came second with 69%. I am very excited for the 2016 season with Tango and very proud to be a part of the Precious Equine team. You can visit my website here: http://rebeccabelldressage.weebly.com/
Hello. I'm a 19 year old aspiring Event rider from Surrey. Currently Eventing 16.2hh ISH Clover, who I've brought on since she was a rising 6 year old and we are aiming to qualify for Badminton Grassroots next season and the ultimate aim is to compete in top hat and tails at novice/ 1* level at BE. We've had many ups and downs on our journey so far but I'm hugely determined and motivated to succeed in this amazing sport. We won our 2nd event together on a score of 24.2% and a double clear and have just competed at Chilham Castle, finishing on a score of 29.5 % with just 1 unlucky pole and a clear xc after battling some unexpected obstacles on the way! Clover shows such immense potential in all 3 phases, so over the winter I plan to focus on dressage by joining the Southern BYRDS team and showjumping so we will be on our ‘A-game’ in 2016. Ultimately my goal is Badminton 4* and I’m very focused and dedicated to get there one day! I am so grateful and excited to have both Precious Equine and IGotAHorse.com joining the team and supporting me in my dreams. Here's a little clip of me riding!