Who am I?
My name is Becci Leigh Harrold. I am a 22 year old serious amateur event rider based in Derbyshire and have competed up to CCI*. I am lucky enough to have some fantastic sponsors, write a monthly column for Equestrian Life and I am on the Tried & Tested panel for the International Eventing Magazine.
I currently own 2 event horses, My Harlequin Lady, a 6yo currently competing at BE Novice level successfully. I have had Lady since a 3yo and have really enjoyed producing her myself up the levels. I have recently just purchased another 3yo Shannondale Annie, who has the potential to take my further up the levels and I am really excited about her future. I currently work at a security business in Sheffield to fund my eventing career. Unlike many other Eventers I do not come from a horsey background and without any training facilities on site I have to travel elsewhere to keep the correct fitness levels making my ambitions harder to achieve, but with my sponsors and supporters I know I will get there. My journey continues and is set to be a very interesting one which you can follow and relate to with my self produced horses.
I want to keep on proving & encouraging other amateurs they can compete against professional riders with no facilities or unlimited budget and still succeed. With thanks to the Equestrian Social Media Awards and the 3rd place I was awarded means I am one step further to for filling that initial aim.
2014 is set to be another exciting year with two new sponsors joining my team, I am also very excited to be working with existing sponsors for a third year running. I recently won the Equilibrium January search for a rising star, as well as becoming a finalist for the ESMA's best use of twitter. In January I was invited for the training and selection days for the GB 2* Eventing team on a horse I have produced myself from a 4yo.
Thanks for following my progress
After winning the Equilibrium January search for a rising star competition I now go forward against the other 10 monthly winners to compete for the rising star overall winner title! The top 3 with the most votes go through to the judging panel to win £1000 worth of products & Equilibrium's support for one year.
We would absolutely love to win this amazing competition and package being a huge fan of all the Equilibrium products and my horses even more so!
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