An MBE rounds off what has been an amazing year for sponsored rider Sophie Wells. The paralympic rider sponsored by Asmar Equestrian has been honoured by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list after Sophie contributed hugely to the success of Equestrian sport at London 2012.
The grade IV rider gained individual silver on Dr Jackie and Dr Neil Walker’s horse Pinocchio in both the freestyle and individual tests which are approximately equal to the complexity of a Prix St George level test. Sophie also won her team test contributing her high score to the overall Team Gold placing.
Nottinghamshire based Sophie Wells is not just your average rider, from a non horsey background Sophie has managed the rare condition; Amniotic Band Syndrome, alongside riding, which affects blood flow, development and movement to achieve success at National, European and now Olympic level.
Modest and humble as ever Sophie said “I’m so proud to say that I have been awarded an MBE!!! It’s so exciting and I can’t believe it! I definitely think this honour should be shared with my amazing horse Pinocchio and my fantastic coach, Angela Weiss.” about receiving the honour.
Supplying Sophie with the finest equestrian clothing Asmar is available online at http://www.asmarequestrian.com and from a selection of retailers. Asmar Equestrian designs a range of quality, stylish riding apparel suitable for day-to-day and the show ring. The entire range incorporates classic beauty, fashion and optimum functionality for riders who deserve the best.
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Stylish European tail coat.
Like all Asmar Equestrian show apparel, this jacket is made of two way stretch fabric that feels great and breathes too. So versatile too, as it comes with four interchangeable tips in plum, pewter, deep red and golden/yellow – one jacket, four styles.
Elegant details throughout. Weighted tails for a pristine fit in the saddle.
Available in Black and Navy Pinstripe.
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If you are in the Leicestershire area, then visit S Milner & Son to get your Asmar Riders Vest, an All Weather Rider Jacket or a Hunter Jacket – all available in store.
Asmar Equestrian is giving you the chance to WIN a training session with Sophie Wells.
Asmar Equestrian returned from the annual British Equestrian Trade Association’s International Exhibition with the Award for the Most Innovative Rider Clothing of the Year 2011. Asmar won for its All Weather Rider™ jacket judged to be an “elegant, multi-functionalgarment, well tailored to allow plenty of movement and flexibility”.
The patent pending coat transforms to cover riders and most saddles from the weather. A hidden zipper gusset at the center back and front unveils awaterproof skirt to extend over the saddle. Zippers at the cuffs with a builtin cuff prevent hay and rain from entering the sleeve. The fabric is bondedwith a lightweight fleece backing for warmth without bulk. The fabric iswaterproof, windproof and stretches in all directions. The All Weather Riderjacket is designed for riders who want to ride in virtually any weather.
In accepting the award, Noel Asmar, CEO, rider and designer, expressed gratitude not only to BETA but the scores of retailers who have ordered the line of rider specific clothing designed to perform with the use of sophisticated technical fabrics that stretch to enhance the comfort and practicality of the collection.
Asmar Equestrian outerwear debuted in North America at AETA in January and in Europe at BETA in February, featuring a rich color palette and styles with a play on tradition highlighted by elongated silhouettes for a flattering, ageless style in and out of the ring.
Noel Asmar has been designing for some of the world’s best known lifestyle brands for over a decade. Inspired by her own love for the equestrian lifestyle, Asmar focuses on creating distinguished apparel with technical savvy and details that clearly define the brand.