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04Dec 2015

Double delight for Hartpury rider on pathway to the top

Double delight for Hartpury rider on pathway to the top

Up and coming showjumper Charlotte Goord has hit the double after being selected for two development schemes which will keep her on the path to the top of her class.

Charlotte, 20, an equine business management degree student at Hartpury, has been selected not only for the British Showjumping Association’s Young Professionals Scheme but also the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme.

Charlotte said: “I’m over the moon to have been accepted on to both of these programmes – I really hope that they will help to develop both me and Ellie [her horse]. Hartpury have been a real help and I can’t wait to continue working with them alongside these two programmes to keep improving.”

The Hartpury academy rider and her mount have been picked as part of the equine pathway within the World Class Programme – a strand aimed at identifying horses which have the potential to develop into medal winning horses. Charlotte and her horse will be supported with the aim of seeing her horse compete for medals representing Team GB in future International Championships.

With only eight riders selected onto the Young Professionals Scheme, Charlotte joins an exclusive group who will be supported on the year-long scheme which is designed to help further their careers.

Funded by Sport England, the programme operates on a flexible basis, allowing Charlotte access to things like hands-on experience with a top level coach or the opportunity to gain specific qualifications as well as knowledge and skills from business workshops for example. Charlotte will be looking to complete her artificial insemination qualification as well as the UKCC Level 2 coaching course as part of this.

Her academy manager, Lizzel Winter, added: “This is an amazing achievement for Charlotte; to be picked for just one of these schemes is something to be proud of. We can’t wait to see how Charlotte and her horse develop over the following year and we will of course do everything here to support her towards her goals.”

09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hearths of Hartpury villagers will keep burning bright thanks to student firewood delivery

Hartpury students put their wood-chopping skills to good use and delivered dozens of bags of firewood to the Hartpury village community in time for Christmas.

09 Dec 2016 Sport

Student Sports Round-up 09.12.16

Our footballers were out in force this week with some excellent results, while the golfers were in fine form again and the University first rugby team bounced back from last week’s shock result in style.

09 Dec 2016 Netball

Eight out of 10! Hartpury netballers named in national colleges side

A third of this year’s Association of Colleges (AoC) netball squads will be made up of Hartpury students after eight successfully made it through the final round of trials. 

09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Creature comforts just in time for Christmas!

Everyone spruces up their home ready to welcome Christmas guests and now some of Hartpury’s animal residents have received the gift of a festive makeover!