Leg up for young riders from ISEC

A local rider will benefit from a £250 training award thanks to the success of the Dryden based Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC).

The recipient must demonstrate how having this new equestrian facility on their doorstep is helping them to unlock their potential and improve their results.

The idea came about when a local rider, who has recently competed for the first time at BE100 level, mentioned to Jenny Stark at an event how much she and her horse had improved since they had been able to train and compete on a more regular basis at the local Centre. It struck Jenny that there are a lot of riders who have made use of and benefitted from the facility, and that this should be recognised and rewarded.

The ISEC Training Award panel will be looking for applicants who have worked hard, made good use of the Ian Stark Equestrian facility and fixtures on offer, and can demonstrate that as a result they have achieved their goals at whatever level and in whatever discipline they are riding and competing.

The successful applicant will be given £250 of ISEC vouchers, which they can spend on training, facility hire or competition entries at the ISEC.

Ian Stark said: “I have never forgotten the people who helped me, and the Borders community has always been behind me, so it’s fitting we make this award to a local rider who has made the most of ISEC.”

More information can be found at www.ianstarkequestriancentre.co.uk and ISEC facebook page. Applications close on November 6.