Bossy's Bibs Sponsored Rider Information
Sponsored Rider Lisa Hopkins
(Photographs kindly supplied by SBM Photography)
Lisa Hopkins is an International Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer, having won titles at International and National level. Lisa also enjoys great success as a coach with many of her clients qualifying and being placed at both Regional and National Finals. One of her more amazing experiences is as coach to Natasha Baker who took three gold medals at the Paralympics in Rio which included their best ever Individual test to win the Gold.
At 17 Lisa became an apprentice with one of the great classical trainers, Jook Hall, a 3 times Olympic rider and first female to train at the Spanish riding School Vienna. She then enjoyed regular training with Kalman de Jurenak - one of the 'golden greats' of classical dressage. After winning 2 young horse championships she went on to train with Conrad Schumacher through the Olympic Potential Basic Squad - the for-runner to the Equine pathway. For over 12 years Lisa has been training with Carl Hester, arguably the UK’s greatest trainer and rider.
Lisa is currently bringing on her own, very special horse Siggi and rides and competes several quality horses for owners. She also takes horses in for schooling at her yard in Buckinghamshire.
Sponsored Rider Helen Newbold
Helen Newbold is not only renowned for producing and riding top show horses, but she is also a much valued ROR panel judge. Based in Northamptonshire both Helen and her husband Jason also run an extremely successful livery yard, backing and producing youngsters and retraining racehorses.
Helen has always had an interest in showing having produced her own horses to county and national standard. With a passion for retraining racehorses and giving them a chance at a second career, she has enjoyed much success at national level, notably with Deep Reflection winning the Tattersalls RoR series final at Hickstead, also standing Champion Racehorse to Riding Horse at HOYS. Deep Reflection's half-brother, Tycoons Reflection also qualified for HOYS and finished 3rd at the Tattersalls final at Hickstead.
Helen's current stable consists of five top quality show horses, a beautiful Small Hunter, one cheeky Mountain and Moorland New Forest, a stunning stamp of a Race Horse to Riding Horse and two young, yet to begin their showing careers, Heavyweight Cobs.