Following on from last years’ success, winning team and individual gold at the Junior European Championships in Portugal, Zoe (18) was selected as part of the Young Rider winter A squad.
Zoe has had two horses to campaign this season, the eight-year-old Latino K and full brother, the four-year-old Romano K who is just starting his career.
Said Zoe: “I was so pleased when I heard I had won this year’s TopSpec Eventing Scholarship, it is brilliant to be recognised.
“This year I have been working hard to move up to Advanced level by the end of the season with Latino K and I am very pleased with the progress and development we are making.
“To have good quality nutrition and the correct feed regimes for the horses is part and parcel of developing a good team and this season my horses will really benefit from the very best expertise.”
Zoe’s prizes include £500 of TopSpec feed; plus supplements and additives, a cross-country training bursary of £500, horse and rider clothing, and ongoing nutritional support from an experienced TopSpec nutritionist.
“The nutritional advice and training bursary will be invaluable. I have two talented horses and feel very lucky to now have support from TopSpec as well,” she added.
Zoe is hoping Romano K will follow in his brother’s footsteps and be successful in the Burghley Young Event Horse classes.
The 2012 TopSpec Eventing Scholarship also awarded a runner-up place to Scottish-based rider Daniel Scott, who has his sights firmly set on the top and a place on the British Young Rider team.