New ride for Abbie

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

Abbie Hughes.

Abbie Hughes.

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YOUNG EVENT rider Abbie Hughes has recently secured a very exciting new partnership with a horse called Ramiros Secret, owned by Christine Channing.

YOUNG EVENT rider Abbie Hughes has recently secured a very exciting new partnership with a horse called Ramiros Secret, owned by Christine Channing. She said: "He is an advanced horse and I am so grateful and excited about this opportunity - it is my chance to compete at the young rider trials and go for the European young rider selection next year!' "He has joined the Leacourt team - where the horses are also going well. I spent the winter training nationally with Leacourt Touch and Go, who has recently been to the national winter dressage championships where he was placed in the medium class. "I took both him and the new horse to a British dressage competition and won four out of four classes - I was thrilled that they performed well, and won with plenty of improvements still to be made!" "Celtic Bay, a horse owned by John Bevan and Peter Appleford, has competed in two British events finishing 2nd and 4th, which I am very pleased with. "I am aiming this year for Leacourt Touch and Go to compete at Prix St George and Ramiros Secret at 2* eventing level, including the young rider championships at the end of the year. This will mean riding in top hat and tails! "However, without all the help and support from my trainers, supporters and sponsors, it would be very difficult getting to these events."I am very grateful to Dave Selways Construction, Hair by John, Livery Dole, Bevis and Beckingsale solicitors, Rockfish Riders and the Blaze academy - they are fantastic sponsors and I feel greatly privileged to be associated with them!

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