Following the success of last year’s The Howden Way Young Horse Academy, we are thrilled to announce the selected combinations for the Academy in 2024.
Recruits were selected via the Young Horse Development Days which took place in August, September and October.
The Howden Way Young Horse Academy will provide combinations with pre-season training in January and February including ridden and dismounted sessions to help develop both the human and equine athlete. In addition, they will have access to training during the season ahead of key events along with on event support at targeted events.
The Academy sits alongside the other Young Horse investments; The Young Horse 6- and 7-year-old classes and the Young Horse Leagues. Young Horse classes enable riders and owners to run their 6-year-old and 7-year-old horses in specific sections for horses in these age groups, offering the opportunity to benchmark horses against others of the same age and offer recognition for the highest performing young horses in these classes. They will also provide increased prize money. Find out more here
The Howden Way Young Horse Leagues are for 5-, 6-, 7- and 8 & 9-year-old horses. The leagues, powered by Equiratings take the average of a horse’s three best finishing scores at their respective level. Find out more here
The first training dates for the 2024 Young Horse Academy are;
- 23rd & 24th January 2024 Hothorpe LE17 6QX. Deliverers to include; Kylie Roddy, Emma Winter, Nick Gauntlett
- 26th & 27th February 2024 Aston Le Walls NN11 6RT. Deliverers to include; Kylie Roddy, Tina Cook, Chris Bartle
The following combinations have been successful in being invited onto The Howden Way Young Horse Academy 2024:
- Kinda Corvette (Diarado x Jaguar Mail) owned by Luana Edge and ridden by Dani Evans*
- Madame Revolution TCE (Revolution x Alicante) owned by Tony Ross and ridden by Holly Richardson
- Monbeg Stone Town (Tyson x Sunny Boy) owned by Lady Catherine Carleton-Smith and ridden by Jack Pinkney
- DHI Make My Day (Toulon x Pacific) owned by Mandy Collins and ridden by Danielle Frost
- Lanhill Thomasine (Numero Uno x O.B.O.S Quality) owned by Julie Davis and ridden by Gemma Gurvidi
- D.Murray VDLZ (Dallas VDL x Chin Chin) owned by The D.Murray VDL Z syndicate and ridden by Ty Cassells
- Greannanstown Monbeg Joe (KEC Maximum Joe x O.B.O.S Quality) owned and ridden by Finn Healy
- MIH Candy Allstar (Sligo Candy Boy x Cruising) owned and ridden by Ollie Martin
- Ardnacashel Tornado R (Tolan R x Gurraun Golden Eye) owned and ridden by Holly Needham
- Wilsford Lyra (Philanderer x VDL Corland) owned and ridden by Hannah Freeman*
- Wolk (Wilfred x Cadmo Van De Plumm) owned and ridden by Amelia Winter*
- LEV IDWJ (El Salvador x Koriander) owned by Peter Collins and ridden by Danielle Frost
- Zorro B (Loumira x unknown) owned and ridden by Lucy Sugden*
- Carpo Vivendi (Ars Vivendi x Cougar) owned by Sara Brown and ridden by Jack Pinkney
- Acarno B (Locarno 62 X Grandeur) owned and ridden by Lucy Sugden*
- Ottentik Nobility (Ramiro x As De Villiers) owned by Patricia Laws and ridden by Dani Evans*
*Denotes British bred
British Eventing CEO, Rosie Williams, said: “The inaugural The Howden Way Young Horse Academy was a huge success with brilliant performances from our academy members at the 8/9yo Championships at Blenheim and the 7yo Championships at Cornbury, culminating with two combinations posting impressive results for GB at Le Lion-d’Angers World Young Horse Championships.
“The success of this year’s academy has undoubtedly impacted on the calibre of young horses we have seen come forward to The Howden Way Young Horse Academy 2024, and we look forward to building on this year’s success with the new cohort of fantastic riders and young horses.”
For more information on The Howden Way Young Horse Academy, click here.
Image of Lucy Sudden and Zorro B