Call for Entries

We’re excited to announce our 2019 Young Sponsored Rider competition!

We’re proud to be collaborating with Natasha Baker, a globally-recognised Dressage champion who won three Golds at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. We are looking for young riders from Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, Bristol and Bath & NE Somerset aged 12-26 who are committed and passionate about their sport – whether it’s eventing, dressage, showjumping or carriage driving – and want to take their skills to a new level.

Pictured: Natasha with her current competition horse, Diva Dannebrog, owned by Emma of Mount St John.

The competition will run until midnight on 31st December 2018 – and the winners will be announced end of January 2019. To enter please fill in the entry form below.

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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