Chloe Hill, Year 9 (age 14) at HawleyHurst School, Camberley, has been selected to represent England at the British Dressage (BD) Home Internationals.
Chloe will wear her George Cross on her jacket and her number. “A massive achievement and testament to hours of training and hard work. After The Youth European Championships, Home Internationals are the most prestigious and always highly respected,” says Caroline Hill, Mother. The competition will involve all Home Nations and the six England regions and will be held over the weekend of 3rd to 5th August at Moreton, Dorset.
Chloe will be riding her horse Bonnard Alexander Basil, a 16.1, dark bay, 18-year-old, thoroughbred, gelding, formally owned by the International Youth Dressage rider Ruth Hole who has been a massive support to Chloe. “He has been such a confidence boost, the transition from Ponies onto horses is always hard especially as she was riding her 12.2 pony, Tinchy Stryder, up until October last year. Chloe and Tinchy had a great partnership for four years including being Reserve Champion at the NSEA Winter Championships Pop Up Dressage in 2016 and 5th at the National Under 25s Champs in the same year,” says Caroline.
As well as training each day, Chloe trains three times a month with her trainer Andrew Day and has been with him for nearly three years. She is an active member of BD Southern Team and thoroughly enjoys Youth training with Leanne Wall (BD Junior Team Selector) and Sue McMahon (BD Pony Selector) at Harwood in Normandy and Wellington Riding.
Chloe is looking forward to competing for HawleyHurst School at The National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Championships later this year where she has already qualified for the Novice and Elementary Dressage finals beating more than 40 riders at Felbridge, a few weeks ago, to win both her classes and qualify.
“I am so excited I cannot begin to tell you. HawleyHurst have been so supportive and allowed me to follow my dreams of one day being a Grand Prix Dressage Rider and training horses as a career. Without the school’s support this would not be possible.” says Chloe.