A RISING star in the field of equestrian sports is jumping for joy after receiving sponsorship from a car dealership which will allow her to compete in a series of important competitions.
Abbie Emms, 13 and from Leeds, has loved horses ever since she can remember and took up riding at the age of six. She has competed in one-day events, dressage, show jumping and eventing.
The sponsorship by Lookers Nissan Leeds will now allow Abbie to compete in even more events by providing her with a Nissan Navara to transport her horse box on the days she is competing, as well as provide financial support for new equipment.
When she isn’t competing, Abbie spends most of her time at the stables caring for her horses. She said: ‘As long as I can remember I have loved horses and dreamt of competing at the highest level in all areas of equestrian sports.
‘There are so many competitions which require travelling to some pretty distant locations. This is why the support I have from Lookers is so important. I would like to thank everyone at the dealership for helping me work towards achieving my dream. It means so much.’
Lookers has a history of supporting worthy projects and individuals within its local communities, including a host of promising young sportsmen and women as well as grassroots sports organisations.
Martin Watson, general manager at Lookers Nissan Leeds, said: ‘We were really impressed with Abbie’s spirit and determination, which is only matched by her love of horses and horse-riding. We hope that the practical help we are providing with the use of the Navara helps her attend more events and competitions and we’ll be keeping a keen eye on her progress.’