1) Harriet at Ellenwhorne Equestrian Centre photographed here on the left on her horse Eric at a dressage competition.
Harriet’s Training Consultant, Nicola has said:
“I’d like to nominate Harriet at Ellenwhorne Equestrian Centre. Harriet has passed through gateway and just scored 96% on her EPA knowledge test. She is booked to take her EPA Practical and Professional Discussion on the 11th of April. Harriet started her equine career at College but decided that an apprenticeship would be a better option for her. She had taken quite a knock to her confidence with her riding and needed the practical experience that an apprenticeship offers to be abl eto build this back up. Harriet started off working towards the non-riding route at Ellenwhorne, however when the opportunity arose for her to have a horse on loan at the centre she chose to work towards the riding route instead. Harriet has worked very hard to build up her confidence with her riding and has dedicated a lot of hard out-of-work hours towards improving herself and the loan horse’s fitness so that she could start attending competitions – she got placed 6th in her first preliminary dressage! She has also become proficient in riding and leading and regularly assists her supervisor in exercising her warmblood competition horses.” – Nicola
2) Martha at Barrow Hall Stables photographed here enjoying a nice hack with under a blue sky! (yes they do exist and they will be here in no time, promise!)
Martha’s Training Consultant, Claire has said:
“Martha has worked tirelessly to complete her apprenticeship and has overcome all hurdles, or should be say jumps in this case, thrown at her. Her EPA was taken in the most horrendous of weathers during the winter months, but Martha was determined to undertake it, even in the sleet! Martha continued with professionalism even in awful conditions and had some outstanding feedback. The report said
“An easy conversationalist, with a delightful sense of humour, and a pleasure to assess today. Certainly, an asset to the equine industry.”
This sums up how Martha has been through out her entire apprenticeship and I am so very proud of her” – Claire