From the outset, Hannah has shown herself to be independent, determined and competitive, eagerly following in her sister footsteps. She began riding at a young age and made her debut at the local Pony Club soon afterwards. Adamant to come off the lead rein as soon as possible, Hannah happily went off to tackle every obstacle in front of her and she went on to become a member of British Showjumping at the tender age of 10. There has been no stopping her since and with her current string of four ponies, she has had a busy year as a member of the county teams along with qualifying and competing all four ponies at the British Showjumping National Schools Championships at Stoneleigh this summer.
Upon finding out she had become a NAF Shining Star, a shocked Hannah said:
“I am really pleased and really surprised! As I make the move onto the larger 148cm ponies, everything I love about being part of the academy has helped me to do this,from being selected to compete in the teams at county shows right down to the training and especially the unmounted activities. I have to say a huge thank you to Jayne for nominating me and for all the work she does in the academy. I am aiming to get my double clears in Pony Newcomers and Pony Foxhunter and knowing I have the support of the academy is really lovely!”
Melissa Newman, NAF Brand Manager, added:
“It is very admirable to see how hard Hannah is working in order to do well within her sport, being a solid, likable and reliable representative across the country for her academy is wonderful. Academy members like Hannah are invaluable ambassadors for the sport, well done!”