Show Jumping New Zealand and the Northern Hawke’s Bay (NHB) Area are thrilled to announce the NHB recipient of the ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship, Charlotte Halpin.
Charlotte has big dreams and a keen attitude. She recently attended the Mana Lodge Equestrian Winter Series and won the B Series for 70-90cm receiving a lovely big sash and rug, seen above. It was obvious there that she is a rider who would benefit from receiving the Star Spotters Scholarship.
Charlotte is 14 years old, she is currently holding a D+ certificate working towards her C at Poraiti Pony Club on her pony of 5 years, Holly.
When Charlotte got Holly, she was just a farm hack with no jumping experience, they are now confidently jumping 90cm at pony club and 1m at home.
Charlotte is self-taught with hacking around the farm jumping ditches, logs and doing things that kids love to do.
Charlotte wants to compete at 1m this season and hopes to move onto horses next year with her sights set on competing in the junior rider series in the future.
Charlotte will be mentored by Jo Hicks and Adele White.
Both Charlotte and the NHB area wished to express their thanks to NZPH and ESNZ for this opportunity.