Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Shires' Performance Rider Programme extends to the dressage arena!

As always, sorry for the length of time it has taken me to write to you- as always, it's a bit busy here!

Anyway, I bring exciting news of the Performance Rider Programme, we're now supporting two dressage riders too- have a look at the press release below...

Shires’ Performance Rider Programme extends into the dressage arena!

Shires are delighted to announce that two dressage riders have now joined their Performance Rider Programme.

Justine Sole and Beth Miller are both instructors at Talland School of Equitation near Cirencester and have brilliant records in the dressage arena.

Justine Sole currently competes two horses, he own Koning, a 6 year old KWPN, and Dom Lumiere, a 4 year old Hanoverian. Both horses are currently doing well at Elementary and Novice level respectively, but Justine has high hopes for both horses and hopes that Koning will be competing at PSG by 2011, and that Dom Lumiere will be doing all the young horse classes next year and competing at Elementary. Justine herself has an excellent competition record and an impressive set of career credentials. She has competed up to Inter II level and holds her BHSI.

Beth Miller currently owns an 8 year old Westfalian German Warmblood called Finley. Their latest achievements include winning the Elementary Freestyle Championship at BYRDs under 25 festival, 6th in the BD national talent spotting competition in 2008 and being selected for the BYRDs teams including the BYRDs Home International. She is also squaded as an A squad rider. Beth is a student of Justine’s and recently passed her Stage 4 riding and is yard manager at Talland.

‘We’re pleased to be supporting both Justine and Beth. Both bring something special to the Performance Programme and we look forward to working with them now and in the future,’ explains Rhea Freeman, Marketing Manager for Shires Equestrian. ‘We’re dedicated to supporting the great riders of today and tomorrow as well as those who just want to enjoy their horses.’

To find out more about Shires, see www.shiresequestrian.com, to find out more about Talland and their instructors, see www.talland.net.

Good eh?! Well, we're really pleased and, as the press release says- we look forward to working with both Justine and Beth now and in the future- GOOD LUCK!!