RW Blears sponsors young event rider Phoebe Locke
RW Blears are pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring young event rider, Phoebe Locke, for the next three years.
Phoebe (18), is a rising star in eventing and started her competitive riding career when she was six years old, becoming the youngest rider to qualify for Horse of the Year Show. At age eight, Phoebe made her debut on the England Show Jumping Team and continued competing on the team for five consecutive years, winning several Gold and Silver medals.
By the age of 14, Phoebe had represented England on six different occasions, winning Gold and Silver medals, as well as having competed at top shows including The Royal International Horse Show, Horse of the Year Show and Olympia. Following her successful show jumping career, Phoebe decided to change disciplines and entered the world of British Eventing. The reason for this change, she described, was to create a new challenge for herself as she felt that eventing was a better test of riding.
Now a full-time athlete, Phoebe has successfully represented Great Britain at the last four European Championships, winning Team Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Since joining British Eventing, she has spent less time competing against her peers and more time riding against adults including Harry Meade, Zara Tindall and Lucinda Fredericks. Phoebe’s talent has not gone unnoticed, as she was selected for the ‘Equestrian World Class’ programme as part of the prestigious ‘Elite Excel Squad’. Phoebe is now aiming for Olympic Gold.
Over the past year, Phoebe travelled to Ireland where she and her team won European Silver, as well as individually coming 5th on her horse, Union Fortunus. At the beginning of this season, Phoebe travelled to Ballindenish to compete in the CCI1J* with her horses, Union Fortunus and Cooley Challenger, winning 1st and 8th respectively. Due to her horses’ success throughout the season, Phoebe took the opportunity to gain some international experience, competing in the CC12* in Ligniere, facing her most testing track to date. This trip also proved to be a success, with both horses achieving double clears and Phoebe being awarded a prize for the best cross country round.
Phoebe kept her horses busy throughout winter, competing at British Show Jumping and dressage competitions, and started this exciting new season with two new horses. With her first international trip of 2018 being cancelled due to weather conditions, Phoebe has confirmed, weather permitting, that her next three events will be at Aston le walls on May 9th-12th where she will compete three horses, Rockingham in May 18th-20th and the CCI YR ** Team Trial at Houghton International on May 24th- 27th.
We wish her great success for the remainder of the season, and for her bright future ahead.