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.
“Sophie, 22, pushes herself to compete in able-bodied events, contesting two Young Rider European Championships. She is the only paradressage rider to have done so.”
“Anyone who has watched paradressage can tell you about the calibre of the riding.”
Sophie was also featured wearing the Hunter Jacket by Asmar Equestrian – the stylish sport jacket designed for performance.
Our sponsored rider Sophie Wells features in the recent edition of Horse & Hound. Sophie and her horse Pinocchio took the runner-up spot in the Inter I at The British Dressage Winter Championships at Hartpury.
Sophie is pictured wearing our stunning Tailcoat, which makes her look extremely elegant – if we do say so ourselves!
Sophie says “I’m amazed. We’ve been working so hard for the para selection trials that we’ve had no chance to practise. I couldn’t have hoped for more.”
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May’s edition of The Equestrian Lifestyle Magazine features an article on what to wear for dressage. We are pleased to see that Asmar Equestrian’s tailcoat takes centre stage…!
To view more of our fashion range please visit www.asmarequestrian.com
Our classic show jacket design features four buttons on front, a center slit on back, and elbow patches. Created with our signature suiting fabric – with slight stretch for ease of movement.
Available in Black, Heather Grey and Navy Pinstripe
Dixie Show Shirt – short sleeved and sweet!
The Dixie Show Shirt is a short sleeve alternative to our Classic Show Shirt. Made of stretch fabric that breathes! Conveniently wrinkle resistant, and looks good wash after wash.
Available in white with a blue trim and white with a tan trim.
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