Show Jumping New Zealand and the Ashburton Area are thrilled to announce the Ashburton Area recipient of the ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship, Sophie Sauer

Sophie is 13 years old, lives in Methven and is year 8 at Mount Hutt College. Sophie attends Methven Pony Club where she is wokring towards her C certificate. Sophie got her first pony when she was two and has competed in lead rein classes since she was 4. Sophie attends all things ponyclub, loves trekking and regularly rides out on a high country cattle muster. She has competed up to 80cm at local ponyclub and A&P Shows.

Sophie rides Griffindor Robinson, who is known at home as Griff. Griff is an 8 year old, Nati breed 14.2 Gelding. Sophie and Griff are a new ombination having been paired together since May this year. Sophie and Griff’s goals for this season are to get out and about in the Show Hunter Ring, build their partnership and become competitive in Show Hunter Classes. Sophie hopes to meet lots of new like-minded horsey friends and have lots of fun with Griff.

Sophie and Ashburton wish their thanks to NZPH and ESNZ for this opportunity.

ESNZ Jumping Team
28 September 2020