A talented young rider has been given the chance of a lifetime after qualifying for a prestigious national dressage event .
Sammy Crowe from Market Rasen has qualified to compete in the Search For A Star Championships at the Horse of The Year Show 2013.
The 23-year-old earned her place in the final of the South Essex’s insurance Brokers (SEIB) horse show after receiving the top position at the recent qualifying show held at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leicestershire.
The star of the show, Rocket Ronnie, is owned by Amanda Dale but Sammy has been riding him for years.
This is the second time the horse has entered the competition and has improved considerably since his first attempt two years ago. Sammy believes that “all the hard work has paid off.”
She said: “I can’t believe we have qualified for Horse of the Year Show, it’s just not something I had thought about.”
Nicolina MacKenzie, Marketing Manager at South Essex Insurance Brokers, said: “The Search For A Star Championship series is a way to give amateur riders the chance to achieve their dream of riding at The Horse Of The Year Show.
The standard increases every year and we are delighted to give so many riders this opportunity.”
Sammy and Rocket Ronnie make a great team and have had several wins with both showing and dressage, and this year they won the cob class at Revesby Show for the fourth year running.
Sammy will compete at the Search For A Star Finals at the Horse Of The Year Show on October 9. -13. 2013, at the Birmingham NEC.