Congratulations to endurance rider and show jumper Brigitte Smith on being awarded a Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship.

Brigitte, a year 13 pupil at Nga Tawa School, has been competing in endurance since a young age and quickly progressed through the grades winning several championship titles along the way including the CEI JY 3* 160km at the National Championships at Springfield in 2016.

Brigitte has also represented ESNZ Endurance in junior teams competing both in New Zealand and Australia and was a groom for the New Zealand Senior team at the World Equestrian Games in France in 2014.

We wish Brigitte all the best for her time at university and with her show jumping which is now her main equestrian focus.