Sophie is a 25 year old Eventer and Dressage rider based at her family yard in the South Shropshire hills. She competes her three horses nationally whilst also travelling worldwide as Chairman of the Great Britain Student riders squad. Sophie's biggest achievement would be winning individual silver and team gold at the student rider World Championships for Team GB.
2020 is looking to be a really exciting year. Sophie's youngster Helvick HSH Hero has the National Connemara Championships in March, which I will be going along to photograph and he will then be aimed at the Burghley and Badminton Grassroots before stepping up to FEI next year.
George's Boy will be focused on reaching the British Dressage National Music Chamionships at Medium level, the Nettex Associated Championships at Medium level and the area Festival Finals.
Gusthoff will be competing British Eventing and Sophie will be travelling to Belgium, Sweden and France for the International Student Riders Nation Cup series.
What a jam packed year its set to be!!
Lets meet Sophie and her boys
I asked Sophie for a few words to pop on here.........
'I first met Hannah at Weston Park Horse Trials in 2018 where we were doing a shoot for one of my sponsors, Shearwater Insurance. This was the first time I had done an official shoot like this and Hannah made me feel so comfortable and at ease straight away. The photos she got were sensational and will stay with me forever. A truly talented, inspirational lady and a great friend.'
Photography has given me some fantastic opportunities, the best part of this is meeting such wonderful people. I'm so glad I have got to met Sophie and her family! I feel privileged to of been able to visit their yard at the end of 2019 for a fantastic photoshoot. Sophie's mum spoiled us and made the most gorgeous cupcakes! Plus there was prosecco and how do you beat a shoot with prosecco!
Please visit her on her Instagram and Facebook pages where you can follow her riding adventures and get to meet her lovely horses and dogs, oh and don't miss Arthur, he is just adorable I am looking forward to cuddles very soon!