Ebony Horse Club Partnership Announced

The Windrush Equestrian Foundation are pleased to confirm a new partnership with the Ebony Horse Club.  The partnership looks to help develop new pathways into the eventing industry for their members. 

The new relationship took its first step forward at the Young Eventer’s Programme summer training camp held at the infamous Billy Stud this July.  Riders from the Ebony Horse Club joined with the Foundation’s young eventing riders for a day of training with, British Olympian and Rolex Grand Slam Champion, Pippa Funnell.

Windrush Equestrian Foundation CEO, Mariachiara Apruzzese said:

“It was truly special to have a few young riders from Ebony Horse Club attend the training at The Billy Stud with our riders. We are very excited for this partnership and are looking forward to offering more opportunities for Ebony riders to experience the eventing world alongside our mentors and riders.”

The Ebony Horse Club members, along with Yard Manager Tom, spent time with Windrush Equestrian mentor Pippa Funnell, gaining an insight into the running of a leading sports stable, and training the top riders of the future.  The partnership aims to offer increased training and work experience opportunities, to the young riders at Ebony Horse Club, within the eventing industry.

Ebony Horse Club General Manager, Naomi Howgate said:

“A key part of Ebony Horse Club’s mission is to provide new opportunities and raise the aspirations of our young people. Working with the Windrush Equestrian Foundation helps us to do this in a very exciting way. Having our youngsters work with top riders and coaches inspires them for the future and helps them learn things that they wouldn’t learn in their regular lessons at our centre. Maybe one day we will see an Ebony rider compete alongside a Windrush rider as a result of this exciting partnership”.

The Foundation is now keen to explore the option of work experience placements, within the eventing industry, that would be suitable for the Club’s members. 

Any eventing stables or businesses willing to explore potential work experience options please contact info@windrushfoundation.org.uk

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