Rider Development Programme winners

Rider Development Programme winners

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by in Rider Development Programme, Scotts News

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.

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3 Responses to “Rider Development Programme winners”

  1. Sarah Orr

    11. Mar, 2011

    Thank you so much for this exciting opportunity!
    I’m over the moon to have been selected and look forward to meeting you all.


  2. Alex Elliott

    11. Mar, 2011

    Wow! I am so shocked but thrilled to have been selected! I am so excited and cannot wait to get started. Thank you so much for the opportunity, I join Sarah in saying how much I am looking forward to meeting you all. I came back home from University today to give Nix the good news who showed his excitement with a good old buck and a squeal on the lunge. He was not however so impressed with a bath that soon followed, but I was repaid by a sneaky move! Every foot I wanted him to pick up; he would pick up the opposite then give me a look of “what do you expect!”


  3. kim

    15. Mar, 2011

    Fabulous to hear of local firm (born and bred in Stanwick, remember the firm from my youth) sponsoring new talent…where would we be with out you.

    Good luck girls


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