Shires Equestrian welcomes four new riders to Team Shires this season. Rosa Onslow, a young event rider from Scotland, represents clothing brand, Aubrion. Her previous achievements include placing 6th in the CCI3* at Camphire International and being the youngest competitor at the ERM Championships at Blair International last year. 2019 sees her qualified for the new CCI5* level with two horses, as well as entering young horse classes with her new 5 year old.
“I’m so excited to be part of Team Shires because we’ve used their products for years. I absolutely love the colour scheme of Aubrion and the new technical fabrics are so comfortable yet stylish,” said Rosa.
Joining Rosa this year, is Grand Prix Dressage rider Hayley Watson-Greaves. National champion in 2017, Hayley was also selected as a reserve for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hayley is aiming for European and Olympic selection with her own horse, WG Rubins Nite. She will be representing horse legwear protection brand, ARMA.
As part of Team Shires, Rosa and Hayley will join a team of British and American performance riders, including Matthew Wright and Caroline Martin.
This year, Shires Equestrian are also supporting grassroots level riders with the launch of their new brand ambassador scheme. Designed to promote up and coming riders, the programme welcomes Megan Elphick and Ashleigh Harley.
Eventer Megan Elphick competed at the Badminton Mitsubishi Motors Cup with her 14.1hh pony, Bear. She has three home produced native ponies competing up to BE100, with hopes of moving up to 1* level.
“The opportunity to become part of Team Shires is a dream come true as I have been proudly using their products since my Pony Club days. To work with a brand who I trust and can honestly recommend was of the utmost importance to me, which is why Shires is the perfect match,” said Meg.
Competing from a young age, Ashleigh Harley’s showjumping career came to an abrupt end when she was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder. With a newfound determination to get back in the saddle, Ashleigh is riding again with aims to not only compete at the RDA National Championships, but to raise the profile of para showjumping internationally.
Shires Equestrian are excited to work with these new riders who are dedicated to their horses. A family-run business for over 50 years, Shires Equestrian are proud to support riders of all levels in equestrian sport.