Thursday, July 04, 2013

Penny gets GB call-up

photo: Penny Amond on board Rosie’s Brown Sugar.

BROMSGROVE endurance rider Penny Amond has been selected as reserve for the British Young Rider Team at the 2013 FEI World Young Rider Endurance Championships which takes place in France later this month.

Amond, who is 18, and her Appaloosa horse ‘Rosie’s Brown Sugar’ will travel to the foothills of the Pyrenees for the championships.

She was selected after a hotly contested team trial which took place in June at Endurance GB’s Wimpole Way ride in Cambridgeshire.

Last year, she rode Rosie’s Brown Sugar to second spot at the FEI ride at Euston Park in Suffolk. They have also represented the Heart of England and Cotswolds Endurance team on several occasions.

Amond is currently studying Horse Management at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and plans to embark on a degree course in Equine Business Management this September.

Her long term ambition is to complete a 160-kilometre endurance ride while representing her country. [More ...]