Happy International Women’s Day!
To mark the occasion here at Barclay Firth, we are delighted to announce a brand-new sponsorship partnership with a very special young 14 year old, female athlete named Ella Frost.
Ella lives near Howden in East Yorkshire. Her mother, Julie, is a key member of the Barclay Firth management team and we have all been following Ella’s sporting career for many years.
Ella is an active member of the Pony Club where she competes in all disciplines including dressage, show jumping, cross country and ‘tetrathlon’ which consists of a run, a swim, pistol shooting and jumping her pony over a cross country course - all over two days. Ella also competes in Pentathlon (five disciplines including running, laser shooting, running, fencing and show jumping) and all school team events including netball, hockey and XC running.
Ella’s favourite discipline is British Eventing and when we heard that Ella needed sponsorship in order to compete this season, Barclay Firth were delighted to offer support for a full season’s worth of runs.
Ella’s first run is the BE100 at Oasby this weekend – Sunday 13th March.
Ella said recently “I am looking forward to competing in the cross country, dressage, and show jumping event and can't wait to be back for the first run of the season. Due to recent bad weather, it hasn't been as easy to practice the cross country but I'm hopeful it won't slow me down on Sunday!”
Ella will be riding her new horse, Dusty. Dusty is a 16.2hh Irish Sports Horse and the two have been together for just 8 months. Last season, they managed a few successful BE90 runs (90cm height), but this will be their first attempt at BE100 (100cm height jumps).
We wish you the very best of luck, Ella!
This year's theme for International Women's Day is #breakthebias, and Barclay Firth are proud to boast a majority female team.
This includes our Manager Director, Michelle Gaffaney, our Customer Service Manager, Sarah-Jayne Owen, our Social Media Consultant, Isobel Plant and our Project Manager/QA, Julie Frost.
Follow our social media pages to follow Ella’s British Eventing season and to keep in touch with the latest Barclay Firth developments and other news.