Spotlight Sponsored Rider:
Sophie Webster – Webster’s Show Team: Have you got what it takes to be a fantastic ambassador and part of Fly Away Sponsored Riders? Here is why we chose Sophie Webster and Webster’s Show Team……
Sophie has been riding almost as long as she’s been walking so its no surprise that her horsemanship, skill and knowledge are second to none. However the two things that impressed us even more than her manner with her horses and make Sophie so very special are her kindness and her willingness to share her knowledge in the most selfless way.
Sophie was Fly Away first sponsor of 2015 and when we first read her competition entry we just knew that we had something really special and we had to work with Sophie and Webster’s Show Team. We are super proud that they also wanted to work with us.
Sophie and her mum, the gorgeous Dawn, have their own yard in Derbyshire where they compete and produce. They also school, break and back horses and ponies for clients and offer riding lessons for adults and children of all ages and abilities and if this wasn’t enough have a taken under their wing a wonderful winning show team and compete most weekends making it a real family affair; not just for themselves but for the individuals who participate in the show team.
Team Webster have not been without their trials and have twice nearly lost their yard to flooding and despite these challenges have come back stronger and put even more into their horses, reputation and work ethic. Their horses come first, above everything else and there are few people we are fortunate enough to know who’s horses get such an exceptional standard of care.
Their showing pedigree and provenance is also exceptional and we don’t think that there is a class they’ve entered into that they have not been placed as first or second or come home with ribbons or trophies for Best in Show, Best In Hand, Best Ridden, Supreme Champion with HOYS and Equifest qualifiers (to name a few) and also compete and excel in the difficult medium of side saddle. The list of all of their achievements is far too long to be included in such a brief biography but highlights for us are that Sophie was the first person to be invited to ‘ride’ War Horse and at just 20 was asked to judge the Innovation Awards at BETA 2014.
Sophie and Dawn take the utmost pride in everything they do and their passion, drive and dedication is infectious and inspirational. We only have the very best sponsors who take the very best care of their horses and with a sterling reputation to match we are just delighted to sponsor Sophie and Webster’s Show Team. They are an absolute pleasure to work with.
Simon Lloyd Managing Director
Fly Away & Groom Away Ltd