Shires’ Performance Rider Programme supports Aaron Millar
Shires are delighted to announce that Aaron Millar has joined their Performance Rider Programme.
Aaron has been successfully eventing for a number of years but was chased into the limelight this year at Badminton when his horse, Stormstay, was pursued by a lurcher on the cross country phase of the event,
“My first priority was to ride as safely as possible under the circumstances, but in the back of my mind was the knowledge that Stormstay would definitely go clear, and within the time so I just kicked on!”
StormStay finished 43rd at Badminton which was quite an achievement for anyone competing at that level- let alone on your first time at Badminton after a rather trying cross country round! As for the rest of the season, StormStay has also competed at Gatcombe, Powderham Castle, The Festival of British Eventing and, of course, Burghley. In addition to Aaron’s top horse, he has a string of promising event horses competing at various different levels including Allercombe Ellie, Leonardo VIII, Dantino, Maraca, Butterfly II, King of Hearts, Shiriff, Yawl Hillbilly and Allercombe Poppy.
“After years of hard work it all feels like it is starting to pay off, after a good run at Badminton I have also been selected onto the BEF Regional Training Programme, so 2010 looks to be an exciting year”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Aaron,” explains Rhea Freeman, Shires’ Marketing Manager. “He’s a hugely talented young rider who is amazing to watch, terribly modest and we’re sure will go far. We look forward to working with Aaron and wish him every success now and in the future.”
“The support from Shires Equestrian is phenomenal, it really means a lot to have a great company backing you and makes me proud to achieve good results, I look forward to working with the team for the future”.
For more information on Aaron, see his website www.aaronmillar.co.uk and, to find our more about Shires and the Performance Rider Programme, see www.shiresequestrian.com.