A busy, busy year with Richard now part of the BEF’s World Class Programme Podium Potential squad for 2019-2021 and Victoria bringing on her new horses.
But it’s not all about Richard and Victoria. Team Jones riders, India Ward and Ben Perry have also had a successful year. Dressage rider India has been enjoying the ride on Victoria’s old International horse, Tijs H, and learning some of the Grand Prix work, while also bringing home some very impressive results on her own Elverhojs La Cour at PSG level. And it’s not gone unnoticed by the talent spotters out there – she has been invited onto the International Young Rider Programme. A big step forward in her career as a dressage rider – it’s a delight to be able to provide help and support for these young and talented riders.
Eventer Ben also had a busy and rewarding year, making a very successful Intermediate debut on his own FA Karla and a great result in his first CCI 2* long format, ending in the top third with only a show jump down to regret!
Watch out for the raft of new pictures we are in the process of publishing on our website, thanks to our sponsors Deanne Ward Photography. From inside the horse box to outside in the paddock, you can see the changes we are making, meet the team, spot the horses, and follow us in action.
Finally, huge thanks must go to our sponsors Dodson and Horrell, Julie Priestly, Deanne Ward and IBA International, our home team, and all those that support Team Jones. We were delighted to also welcome Eco Voltz e-bikes on board this year. They have revolutionised our accessibility at events, and we are very grateful for their support.
So, very much looking forward to 2020 – fasten your seatbelts, tighten your girths, and get ready for next year. It’s going to be one hell of a ride!