Scotts of Thrapston is delighted to welcome Sarah Orr and Alexandra Elliott to the 2011 training programme, in partnership with Carlton Horse Trials. Congratulations to them both for being selected ahead of many other impressive and enthusiastic applicants.
Sarah, 29 from Upton, Northamptonshire and her 12 year old horse Bugsy are looking forward to taking their first steps into the Eventing world, with a particular focus on improving combinations and complex obstacles.
20 year old Alexandra from Castor, Peterborough is juggling a university course a part-time job, and her horse Black Onyx. Despite his poor confirmation and advice not to buy him, ‘Nix’ has continued to demonstrate great potential and prove the critics wrong. Alex has high hopes for the 8 year old Irish Sports Horse and is keen to improve with help and experience from the training.
During the Rider Development Programme, these two riders will keep a regular diary that will be published online and via the Scotts of Thrapston blog as well as social media channels Facebook and Twitter so that their hard work and success can inspire others.
Julia Berrie, Marketing Manager at Scotts said: “We are committed to the development of the sport of Eventing and are delighted to offer these riders the training to help them enjoy the sport safely and improve their standard and skill.”
Follow Sarah and Alexandra’s diaries at www.scottsofthrapstonblog.co.uk and sign up for regular e-mail updates.