12-year-old Charlotte Bird from Nottingham has been awarded the NAF Shining Star award for December. Nominated by Development Officer Ruth Tyler, Charlotte’s determination and hard work to Showjumping is second to none.
A member of the Leicestershire Junior Academy, Charlotte has attended every session with her Pony Woody and is now ready to progress from a Club member to a National member. Rescuing Woody from a sanctuary, Charlotte has worked very hard on his behaviour and her calm approach has paid off as he will now do anything for her.
Development Officer Ruth Tyler commented “Charlotte is a great member of the Academy team, always cheering others on and helping. I feel she genuinely deserves this award”
“Tracey Lloyd of NAF (Natural Animal Feeds) commented, ‘It is a joy to see Charlotte’s clear involvement in all aspects of her sport; true grit and determination has gained her the NAF Shining Star Award. I have no doubt Charlotte has many more achievements to come.’
The NAF Shining Star Award was introduced when NAF became a British Showjumping Business Partner. The award is for members of a Junior Academy who have shown a great deal of commitment, progression and outstanding behaviour along with their riding ability and much more. Riders are nominated by their lead coach, and then judged and awarded by NAF to one person each month.