Abbie is aiming high

Abbie Hughes has just been selected to join the regional foundation squad, a programme aiming to produce a pool of up and coming talented riders, funded by Sport England to identify potential Olympic riders who are not currently on the BEF s World Class P

Abbie Hughes has just been selected to join the regional foundation squad, a programme aiming to produce a pool of up and coming talented riders, funded by Sport England to identify potential Olympic riders who are not currently on the BEF's World Class Programme.

Abbie said: "I am absolutely thrilled to be on this squad. I have been selected primarily for the dresssage but have also been invited to the event training.

"It is very professional now we have access to top equestrian specialists including coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, vets and nutritionists via a series of clinics. I aim to become a top elite rider with great success to get seleceted for world class.

"Next year is looking very exciting; I have a great team of horses and have recently passed my HGV test - and will be aiming for great results."


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Abbie completed the eventing season with two seconds at Aldon Horse Trials and plans to compete in dressage and show jumping competitions over the winter.

"I am very grateful to have a great team of sponsors and supporters without whom it would not be possible to achieve such results.

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