Show Jumping New Zealand and the Central & Southern Hawkes Bay (CSHB) Area are thrilled to announce the CSHB Area recipient of the ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship, Erin Trent.
Erin is 12 years old and has been attending pony club since she was 5. She is a risk-taker and so, her passion lies in jumping. She rides at the grassroots level, mostly at gymkhanas, local sports and at the odd practice day.
Erin had a thrilling first season hunting this year, jumping her first full-wire. Erin is very confident and is desperate to be allowed to go to shows to compete in both show jumping and show hunter. This is the first year since she has been riding, that she has had a pony suitable to go and have a real go, competing at shows.
Erin is passionate about learning all she can to be the best rider she can possibly be. She constantly asks questions, be it about dressage or jumping, so she can try things to make her pony go better. She loves her ponies and is just desperate to be out there doing it. The ESNZ Rising Star Scholarship would be a fabulous chance to enable Erin to get a really great start to her show jumping and show hunter career.
Erin and CSHB wish their thanks to NZPH and ESNZ for this opportunity.