SHOWJUMPING: Rosie Pyle claims Shining Star award
12:07pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in Sport
ROSIE PYLE, a 14-year-old pupil from Malmesbury School, has been awarded the British Showjumping Association Junior Academy Shining Star award for the month of September.
Rosie has been part of the Wiltshire British Showjumping Academy for three years and is also part of the successful Malmesbury School squad.
Nicky Florence, lead coach for the academy, nominated her for the NAF-sponsored award, saying: "Rosie is an excellent ambassador for the sport of showjumping as well as being cheerful and helpful member of the academy.
"She is a pleasure to coach and is always immaculately turned out at both shows and training. Her riding has gone from strength to strength."
Rosie has progressed from competing ponies from 2009 through to taking over her mother’s ride, a horse called The Saint II. The combination have had only one pole down so far this year in competition.
Rosie said: "I am working through the NAF Pony Five Star Performance Awards Programme and I am currently working hard to get my 3* award. "I’m also looking forward to competing in the 0.90cm Dodson and Horrell National Amateur Championship Final at Aintree Equestrian Centre in November.
"I want to thank everyone who has been helping and supporting me, especially Nicky Florence for nominating me, my mum (Sam) and my grandfather along with my fellow junior academy members.”
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