Lee and Zee Cooper, of Cooper car and commercial vehicle painters, very kindly offered to sponsor me by re-painting our recently panelled old horsebox. This means such a lot to me and my family, and the lorry looks absolutely amazing, like a new one! I’m so grateful for the help and support I receive on […]
I was very proud and honoured to win Young Disability Sportswoman of the year at the Leeds Sports Awards, and Women of Achievement in Sport at the Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2017! It’s fantastic that para dressage is getting such good recognition and I’m very grateful.
Right in the middle of my GCSE exams I had a 24hr, 500 mile round trip to compete in the Gold Semi Finals! Sophie and I had worked hard to juggle my training plan and my studies this year, and with her help we managed to work it well. I felt focused and the boys […]
I was delighted to win the Grade IV gold winter championships on Touchdown, coming a close 3rd on Pinocchio! Soon after we were selected to go with both horses to Deauville, this was my first time competing abroad and I was very excited! With the help of my fantastic mentor and trainer Sophie Wells, we […]
I was delighted to find out in December 2016 that I had been reselected on to the Lottery funded World Class Podium Potential squad for 2016-2018
I’m really delighted and grateful to announce a new sponsorship deal! I’m now a very proud brand ambassador for Toggi, the official supplier of Equestrian Team GBR casual clothing, and Champion Equestrian Wear Hats! I love looking smart and well turned out and these iconic brands will certainly ensure that I do!
In July I competed in my first 3* international competitions on Pinocchio. Hartpury was first, and it was an incredible atmosphere to be part of, with an able bodied international and final selection for Rio Paralympics at the same time! I was a bit nervous, especially competing on a star like Noki as with that […]
At the start of June Noki and I did our third competition together, this was our first open championship class held at Wellington Premier League. I went with the aim of doing my best and using it as a good learning experience , so was totally delighted to win with 70.8% , qualifying directly for […]
In April I went over to the head offices of my sponsor Carr & Day & Martin for a photoshoot to go with an interview I had done with them sharing rider tips and a few questions about myself for social media. It was really good fun! http://www.carrdaymartin.co.uk/sponsored-riders-izzy-and-grace-share-top-tips-riding-stories/
I began competing Pinocchio in February and we have had some good results so far at our first two outings, appearing in Horse and Hound and qualifying for the KBIS Gold semi finals at Wellington Premier League. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year competing.
I attended both award ceremony’s and was really surprised and grateful to win an award at both for young disability sportsperson of the year.
This was to be mine and Cocos last competition together. She went the best ever, gaining a 1st and 2nd in strong company. I also won the award for the highest placed junior British athlete. I’m very proud with everything I achieved on Coco in our time together. We achieved things I never dreamt would […]
Coco and I had a great time at the open summer championships. It’s a big competition running alongside an able bodied premier league! Coco couldn’t have tried any harder coming 4th on both days out of 11 riders and I was very proud of her.
What a great weekend riding with my team members the Northern Stars! Our team were reserve champions, Coco and I won the team test and I was the highest placed junior rider.
I had a great time competing at the winter championships, getting placed on both days, it was our first time competing in the open section, Coco was the only pony in the class and I was very proud of her.
In March I was delighted to be invited to attend the Leeds Sports Awards as a finalist, and was really surprised to win the award for the Young Disability Sportperson of the year. A real honour!
I’m very fortunate to have signed two new sponsorship deals. Carr and Day And Martin celebrate their 250th year in 2015! The quality of their products says it all, and I’m really excited and honoured to become their first ever sponsored rider. I look forward to becoming part of the cdm team and using their fantastic […]
Having attended selection trials in October 2014, I was really pleased to be offered a place on the BEF UK sport lottery funded World Class podium Potential programme 2014-16. I’m very grateful for this amazing opportunity. http://www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk/content.aspx?strPage=Development-Start-Squad
On 20th July coco and I competed in our first ever regional championships. Due to being busy with para competitions, we hadn’t done any more able bodied competitions since January when we qualified! It was our 3rd medium and my 1st ever long arena test. It was very busy with over 30 in my class, […]
In 2014 I became National grade 3 Restricted Champion in both the Winter and Summer restricted Championships. This was an amazing achievement for Coco and I was so proud. We also competed and came 7th in the medium restricted class at the summer regionals able bodied, won my test at the para Home International,and got […]
British dressage para talent development champion – won overall with 88% 3rd in equilibrium products rising star competition 1st grade 3 restricted at the para home international and won the award for the highest placed junior 2nd on both days at Hickstead para summer championships 2nd individually in pony section elementary at the byrds (British […]