At BTB we proudly sponsor four riders for the 2017/2018 season. Not only do we support riders that are achieving their goals but also riders who are getting out there and giving it a go.
My name is Holly Morrell, I am an Event rider based in Taupo and a full time teacher at Waipahihi School. I currently have 4 eventers, two that are working at 2*level. My main horses are Alani (Mickey) a TB by Ball Park who I have had for 5 years, we won the inaugrual TiES series for eventing and placed 2nd last season. My other main horse Pampero (Cookie) is a warmblood X TB by Edelburg, he has recently stepped up to 2* and is competing in 1.35m SJ and level three dressage. The biggest highlights for him has been winning the South Island Three Day this year and placing 2nd in the Pro Am Eventing Series. I am heavily involved in organising local events and series.
I am hoping it to be our eventing and show jumping again this season and am really looking forward to being part of the Beyond The Bit team.
My name is Ella Rae-Wood and I am 12 years old and a member of the Greymouth Pony Club. We regularly travel to Christchurch and all around the country to compete, and have had many successes over the last few years with my pony Dreamtime Jazz. We compete up to 1.10cm Show Jumping and 95cm Eventing.
2015 and 2016 1st in 1.05cm Championship at Canterbury Champs
2015 Runner-up Child Rider of the year at HOY
2016 6th Child Rider of the year at HOY
2016 1st 1.10cm at Murchison A&P show
2016 1st Top of South Island eventing champs
Our biggest win to date is the NZ Pony Club Eventing Champs which was recently won by our Marlborough Nelson West-Coast area, and all the riders were from our Greymouth Pony Club.
ANNA MARIE POOLE
Hi, my name is Anna Poole, I am 22 years old. I am a full time rider based in Southland but have moved to Canterbury for the winter. My horse Zulu and I are currently competing at 2* eventing and I also have a team of young horses that I bring on. I have worked in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and England as a rider and competed in all of the countries also.
A couple of achievements included winning the South Island 1* championship and being captain of the winning team at the NZPCA champs. These achievements were a few years ago as I have been travelling improving my skills and growing my team of horses. I am very excited to be working with BTB Equestrian as next season is looking very promising for myself and the rest of the BTB team.