Pride of Somerset Awards Winner – Young Sponsored Rider Lucy Mae Bush

We were over the moon to hear that one of our Young Sponsored Riders, 14 year old Lucy Mae Bush, from Peasedown St John, Bath,  has won a Pride of Somerset Youth Award!

Horse photography Bath Jo Hansford

The awards are organised by BBC Somerset, the Rotary Club of Taunton and the Somerset County Gazette series of newspapers, to recognize the achievement of a young person in Somerset who has “done something to make you proud” in the last year. Entrants need to be under 20 years and live in Somerset.

Horse photography Bath Jo Hansford

Lucy didn’t know she had won the award until Friday evening at the ceremony. She said “Im thrilled to have won an award, it was a lovely night, it was slightly scary being interviewed live though! I love my horse Rainbow and trust him so much, thats what its all about for me.”

Lucy is one of 3 young riders to have won a sponsorship from us plus help and advice on taking their equestrian skills to the next level from Natasha Baker, MBE, Rio Paralympics triple-gold medallist. Lucy had her first mentoring session with Natasha face to face in January and last week I went to see her to deliver her branded goodies – a gilet for her and a rug for her new horse Power. This is the second year one of our Young Riders has won a Pride of Somerset Award, last year’s being won by Hope Hayward.

Horse photography Bath Jo Hansford


If you’d like to find out more about our Young Rider Sponsorship programme, you can get in touch here.  Later this year we’ll resume our search for new Young Sponsored Riders and later in the summer, we’ll launch our competition. We keep an eye out all year so do get in touch if you’d like to be considered!











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Jo and Nic Hansford are based in Bristol, Bath, Somerset and are available to travel nationally and internationally.

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