COMBINING her passion for horses and Showing with her job at Black Country Saddles, Cassie Hartley has been in superlative form this season.
The 20-year-old from Stafford has hit top form this summer with her Intermediate Show Hunter Pony, Acheval Boutique Amadeus, owned by Faye Hesketh and produced by the Staffordshire-based Katy Carter Show Team.
At Area 2a in Cheshire, the talented duo took home the Supreme of Show Award and this great result set them up for a further winning-time at the BSPS Summer Championships at Arena UK.
Cassie and the eight-year-old bay gelding were certainly in triumphant mood when taking the honours in a number of classes.
The Show started with wins for Cassie in the Experimental Show Hunter, Classified Intermediate Show Hunter and the Open Intermediate Show Hunter categories before she took the Reserve Championship Award in the Champion of Champions!
The haul continued with second in the Premier League Red Division, third in the Blue Riband Intermediate Show Hunter and HOYS Intermediate Show Hunter before taking the Reserve Supreme Intermediate Championship.
Said Cassie: “Amoo, as he is known at home, is a superstar and we have had a brilliant season including an amazing time at the BSPS Summer Championships.
“I ride him in a Black Country Classic Show Saddle and consider myself fortunate that I can fit in my Competing alongside my roles in sales both in the office and on the stand at the various shows we attend.
“Soft leather makes the Black Country Classic Show Saddle comfortable to ride in from day one and the design and craftsmanship help to put you in the correct position to produce the perfect winning picture.”