I was in complete shock when I watched the awards ceremony for the Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014. I had been announced as a finalist in both the Amateur Horseperson and Newcomer Awards. I wasn't in the top 3 in the Newcomer Award which The Spanish Riding School won, but it doesn't get much better then this, I won the Judges choice award in the Amateur Horseperson!!!! Completely overwhelmed as I had some very hot competition. Not only do I go away with an ESMA but I also win a weeks training on a Hippiokos Training Programme in Portugal. This involves intensive training in dressage and jumping, riding advanced horses in three lessons a day. Training to Grand Prix in the dressage and Jumping up to 1.45m. All my accommodation, meals and drinks are also included. What an amazing opportunity. Thank you to everybody who took the time to nominate and vote for me.
Click on the video below to watch the moment I was awarded my ESMA and see my acceptance speech, complete with a choir of cows in the background!!!!
Amateur event rider