Competition Now Closed

Young Sponsored Rider competition 2019

Thank you to all the young talented riders who have entered our 2019 competition, which closed at midnight on 31st December 2018.

We have over 80 entries this year – nothing short of incredible – and the standard of entries is very high! A massive pat on the back to all the young riders who took the time and effort to enter. We are blown away by your talent and passion!

Myself, Nic and Natasha will be looking through every entry in detail over the next month, to select a shortlist and then choose our 3 winners and 3 runners-up. We plan to announce the new riders at the end of January.

Each of the three young riders will receive:

  • two one-to-one mentoring sessions with Natasha Baker
  • a Jo Hansford Photography photoshoot of the rider and their horse and a 16” framed print
  • a Jo Hansford Photography-branded horse rug and saddle pad.

There are three runners-up prizes, too, and each rider will win a two-hour photoshoot with Jo Hansford and a mounted print.

The winners will receive ongoing support and contact with Jo and Natasha throughout 2019. This is the fourth year that Jo and Natasha have partnered to offer mentoring and sponsorship to promising young riders.

Our Young Rider Sponsorship programme developed from a desire to give something back to the equestrian community. We’re committed to supporting talented and passionate young riders and want to help those who would love a little extra support and inspiration.

Picture: right to left, myself and Natasha, with our three 2018 Young Sponsored Riders : Lydia Ward (middle), Rachel Lade and Lottie Byrnes (far left).

Press enquiries: Jo Hansford 07876 344 866, or email

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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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