Louise Bell could have been an athlete or followed her father’s footsteps in the film industry. Instead she decided from an early age that horses would play a major role in her life. Despite surviving a horrific road accident in 2002, breaking her leg in multiple places, Louise is one of the most successful lady riders to grace the world of working hunter competitions.
As a junior, Jamie gained a reputation as a capable and natural pony rider, always producing his ponies from novices. He enjoyed much success and the move on to horses was a natural one. Jamie spent time learning his trade in the established stables of Liz Edgar and later Tim Stockdale before setting up his own stables near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. By now Jamie had met his long term partner Kirsty and together they continued to build their business into the successful jumping stables that it is today.
Abbie & Kellie Taylor
Sponsorship of The Harley Equestrian Unaffiliated Intro Series
Here at Harley Equestrian we are proud to be sponsor of the Aston Le Walls Unaffiliated Intro Eventing Series. We have sponsored the series for four years now and have happily awarded many competitors with some amazing prizes. Each year Washbrook Farm, Aston Le Walls run five unaffiliated events, each of which contain seven intro sections. The top six placings from each section, qualify for the Harley Intro Championships held at the last unaffiliated event of the year.
Unlike the qualifying events, the final championships run over two days. All competitors will perform their dressage tests in a 20x60m arena on a sand surface on the Saturday Afternoon, on the Sunday morning competitors will complete the cross country phase in reserve order based on the results from the dressage. Sunday afternoon will conclude the event with a nail-biting show-jumping final phase which once again will be completed in reverse order but now based on rider’s combined dressage and cross country results, before the ten lucky prize winners are awarded their prizes in a prestigious mounted presentation.
Prizes awarded at the Championships in August:
1st Place- Bates Momentum Saddle
2nd Place- Point Two Air Jacket
3rd Place- Ariat Leather Riding Boots
4th Place- Howes Racesafe RS2010 Body Protector
5th Place- Dever 5-point Breastplate
6th-10th Place- Prizes to be confirmed.
For more information on the championship, qualifying events and entries you can view the Washbrook Farm website via our links page.
Sponsorship of PPORA (Point-to-point Owners and Riders Association) National Novice Riders Championships.
Harley Equestrian has sponsored the PPORA National Novice Riders Championships for 8 years making its sponsorship debut in 2004. This championship runs throughout the point-to-point season and is open to any registered novice point-to-point jockey, the championship runs as an accumulator whereby riders gain points as follows; 4 points for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for third place in championship races at allocated point-to-point courses across the country. The rider with the highest number of points at the end of the season wins the championships, with prizes donated from 1st- 3rd place.
We, as always, are happy to donate a range of amazing prizes to the winning riders, who receive their prizes at the prestigious PPORA awards ceremony lunch held in June each year.
Prizes awarded at the awards ceremony in June:
1st Place- £400 Harley Racing Voucher and Champion Ventair Helmet
2nd Place- £200 Harley Racing Voucher and Champion Ventair Helmet
3rd Place- £100 Harley Racing Voucher and Champion Ventair Helmet
All above prize winners also receive personal training with Yogi Breisner which is kindly sponsored by PPORA.
For more information on The PPORA and its championships please follow the link to their webpage on our links page.
Other Local Sponsorships.
As well as our major sponsorship deals above we also sponsor local events where possible, these include:
Bicester and Whaddon Chase Point-to-Point
Grafton Pony Club Show
Grafton Hunt Hunter Trials.