Our Sponsored Riders:
We are very proud to confirm our sponsored riders:
Lottie-Elizabeth Photography sponsors three riders from different disciplines, including Honor McFarlane, Lily Laughton and Nick Edwards.
About Honor McFarlane:
Honor is an event rider based in Oxfordshire, having grown up around horses Honor has been able to create a wonderful relationship with her main boy Ziggy, a gorgeous skewbald 15hh 9yr old Irish Sports Horse. When Honor first bought Ziggy he was 6 years old and struggled to get him to jump a cross pole straight, but with a lot of time, determination and persistence this partnership have been together for the last 4 years.
Honor fell in love with everything eventing and has been incredibly successful over the last few years. Starting off at low level pony club events and hunter trials, Honor and Ziggy went on to win at Broadway HT BE100 on a 19 double clear, a win at NSEA Dressage with an incredible 79%, Honor and Ziggy were then selected for South West & Central Team to compete at BE100 U18 Champs at Frickley Park which resulted in a team win, Honor was awarded a place on Hartpury Colleges Award in Sporting Excellence course in conjunction with British Eventing & British Dressage, and to top off 2017 they both qualified for Badminton Grass Roots 2018.
We couldn't be prouder of how hard Honor has worked with Ziggy, they are a pleasure to watch and we wish them all the best of luck for the future!
About Lily Laughton
Our youngest rider Lily Laughton is a talented Dressage rider from North Wiltshire. Lily started riding at the tender age of just three years old, with a keen focus on Showjumping Lily decided to compete regularly until age eight. With an open mind, Lily watched her mother ride and with every movement of a Dressage test, Lily fell in love with the discipline and knew from then on that Dressage would be the discipline for her. At age nine Lily found her very first Dressage pony who took her up the levels and gave her the title of BYRDS County Challenge Winner and at age ten Lily went on to receive a 6th placing at Regionals. During Lily's career many trips throughout Europe were taken in order to find the perfect pony for Lily to truly reach her capability and ambition, Lily was thrilled to bring home her gorgeous 6 year old 14.2 chestnut gelding by FS Chambertin, Magic Cadillac, this partnership have done incredibly well since forming including; Wild card to the Novice Silver Le Mieux National Championships 2017, 3rd Novice Silver at Bury Farm Regionals 2017, Reserve Champion 6 Year Old Young Pony Championships 2017, Winning the 6 year old Young Pony class at Wellington Premier League 2017, and Winner at the Novice Championship for the Dressage Under 21’s Championships at Bury Farm 2017.
About Nick Edwards
Having been lucky enough to sit on ponies and ride since Nick was a tiny tot, he grew up on their family run livery yard based between Guildford and Leatherhead in Surrey, which is run by his Mother Claire (Who is also Nick's coach!) with support from his father Mark too. Nick enjoyed competing in BS ponies and now Nick is thriving in the senior ranks producing his own and also clients horses. Nick has been fortunate enough to jump at many major championships, at HOYS, Blue Chip, SCOPE, British Masters and more.
Nick won the 2016 Winter Amateur Championship, where they jumped 1.70m to win The 2016 Wales & West Two Fence Challenge and in 2017 reached his highest total Double Clear tally of 190! Since the start of 2015 Nick and his team have jumped over 440 with over 100 wins too. They have a fantastic team of young horses for 2018 and are very much looking forward to the season ahead.