We have been on the search for 3 riders to support in the local areas of each store.
We had a fantastic response with lots of fantastic applications to read through (which we thoroughly enjoyed!) It really was incredibly difficult to pick just 6 in total (3 for each store) as the applications were so diverse. However, after much deliberation, we have finally selected and announced 3 riders to represent each store.
Lillico’s Country Store
Katie is a Para Dressage Rider who is equally successful in able bodied competition too. This year, Katie has competed at Myerscough Para Dressage and Hartpury Advanced Medium Freestyle and is partnered by her 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Loui. Despite only owning him for 7 months, Katie and Loui have already clicked and are aiming for three Para Internationals this year as well as able bodied PSG.
Facebook: Para Dressage in Kent-Katie Radzik Para Dressage Rider
Maddie is an aspiring eventer competing in pony club, BSJA and BE and has shopped at Lillico's for years! With an exciting year ahead planned, Maddie hopes to continue her good form on her pony Millie whilst also stepping up to Novice level. Maddie's goals for this year include qualifying for the Badminton Grassroots and the Pony Club Championships.
Dressage rider turned carriage driver, Harriet competes her pony Archie at driving competitions across the country. Even though she has only been driving for 18 months, Harriet is highly competitive posting a good dressage score and double clear at the national championships in April. Harriet describes pony Archie as "the best thing that has ever happened to her" and has a fantastic bond with the 13.2hh Welsh Section C. Harriet's goals for 2019 are to qualify for the Outdoor Season National Championships with her long term aims to land a place on the Junior GB team having narrowly missed out on a place this year!
Facebook: Harriet McEntee Carriage Driving
Attlee’s Country Store
Rebecca Hallworth- a.k.a Team Wurzenator
Rebecca shares the hilarious stories of her cob, Wurzel, who is not new to the spotlight having been a viral internet sensation after posting a video of him online clearing a sandschool gate during a school session! Rebecca and Wurzel are on a mission to prove that cobs can. Bringing an upbeat sense of humour to her social media pages and showing the funny side of horse ownership, the Team Wurzenator pages are sure to keep you entertained!
Facebook: Team Wurzenator
Lucie works in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and is proof that you can still achieve your equestrian goals even with a high pressured job! Lucie is partnered by the gorgeous Irish gelding, Ice, who events with Lucie and explores the Surrey countryside with Lucie's mum too. Her ultimate goal is to get to the Badminton Grassroots Final.
Facebook: Lucie Jones Eventing
Gordon has a fantastic eventing record having competed at Burghley 5* in 2014. At his base, he has a number of horses from BE90 to 5* level. 2019 is looking to be an exciting year for Gordon and his team with their horse Stars being aimed at Blenheim 4*. With a seriously exciting team of horses behind him, Gordon is very hopeful for this year!
Facebook: Gordon Murphy Eventing
Thank you once again to all who entered, we’re looking forward to the year ahead!