Upon finding out he had become a NAF Shining Star, an elated Ralfie said:
“It means a lot to me to be selected to be the shining star as I work really hard as I only have young ponies. One day I want to jump at Olympia and HOYS or even for Great Britain. But I know I’m going to have to put the work in to get there and it won’t be easy. I must say a huge thanks to Jo for running these academies as I love going to them. “
Ralfie will kindly receive some NAF equine products to use alongside the supplements that he currently uses, which include; NAF Magic, NAF Superflex and the all-important NAF Show OFF Shampoo to keep all his ponies sparkling inside and out.
Melissa Newman, NAF Brand Manager, further commented:
“It sounds like Ralfie has been an excellent asset to his Academy, it definitely pays off to be cheerful and it’s great to hear that he is enjoying working on his 5* booklet, well done Ralfie.”
The NAF Shining Star Award was introduced when NAF became a British Showjumping Business Partner. The award is for members of a Junior Academy who have shown a great deal of commitment, progression and outstanding behaviour along with their riding ability and much more. Riders are nominated by their lead coach, and then judged and awarded by NAF to one person each month.