Year 9 BMS student Suzie Todd has had a successful year in competitive endurance horse riding, receiving multiple awards during the season and moving from novice to open status at the end of 2018. She has also been named Endurance Great Britain’s Young Volunteer of 2018 for her voluntary services to endurance riding.
In her competitive riding Suzie was named Endurance GB’s Reserve Junior Champion and winner of the Harvey Trophy, which involved completing ten competitive rides with a total distance of 417km. She took first place in her 40km novice class representing the Cromwell Group (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire) at the Inter-Regional Championships, who awarded her novice highest points winner for the season. She was also awarded the Endurance Open Shield by her own pony club, Whaddon Chase.
Suzie’s volunteer work has included promoting the sport amongst pony clubs, writing articles for newsletters and representing Endurance GB at various horse shows during the year, including Royal Windsor.
Her goal for the 2019 season is to complete a one day 80km ride, to be picked for the regional team again, and hopefully selection for the England team in the Home International competition later in the year.
Suzie commented: “I’m really pleased that my 2018 season went so well, it has been a lot of hard work but also great fun. I am really proud of my pony Dutchdream Spetter, he did everything I asked of him and more. He’s awesome!”
We wish her every success for the coming year.