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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Entry Form

Please fill in the form and answer the three questions below, so that we can find out more about you, your horse and your riding ambitions for the future. Feel free to write as much as you would like in answering the questions, this will help us to understand how you can benefit from mentoring with Natasha Baker and the sponsorship.

Please also read the terms and conditions below before entering - if you are under 16 years old, we do need parental consent, so please send an email address or phone number for one of your parents, or ask them to email us.

If you follow our Facebook page and Instagram, we regularly post Young Rider Sponsorship
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If you have Facebook or Instagram accounts for your riding, please do send us your account names:

Feel free to write as much as possible in these boxes. You are not limited to the lines shown 🙂

By submitting the entry to the competition you're agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, listed here:

  • Regional boundary: entrants must live in the Cotswolds, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath & NE Somerset or Bristol
  • Age restriction of young riders: 12-26
  • If you are aged under 16 years, parental consent must be obtained prior to entry - please provide an email address/phone number for a parent
  • Mentoring sessions with Natasha: one face-to-face session, one Skype/facetime session.
  • Mentoring dates: these will be compatible with Natasha’s training schedule and with Jo Hansford Photography
  • Photoshoot: to be arranged at a time suitable for Jo Hansford Photography
  • By entering you give permission, in the event of you (or your child) winning or being a runner-up, for JHP to use your name, details and photographs on our site and in social media, and also to pass on your details to those publicising the competition and sponsorship.
  • I agree to be added to the JHP mailing list (option to opt out later)


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

01179535801 | 07876344866


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