Following a successful debut year, the Cumbria-based manufacturers of nutrient rich Horslyx have launched their second Ambassador Scheme. Eight talented amateur riders will represent the brand at events, competitions and online throughout 2015.
One of the successful applicants is local rider Kirsty Norwood.
Carlisle-based Kirsty is currently working whilst on a gap year before starting University in September 2015, to begin a degree in Physical Education. The 20-year-old was selected by Horslyx based on her passion and dedication to equestrianism, together with her commitment to feeding the ‘Horslyx’ way.
Kirsty has ridden since she was four years old, and not only competes her horse Jarva Green (“Java”), but is also a British Eventing volunteer. She often combines her talents by competing for one half of a weekend event, and jump judging or scoring the other.
Nick Mackley, Horslyx Sales Manager, is delighted to have Kirsty on board: “Kirsty’s passion shines through, and the fact that she’s uncovered and nurtured Java’s eventing talent later in his life is indicative of her own riding skills. We are very excited to have her as one of our 2015 Ambassadors.”
Kirsty said “I am very much looking forward to working with the Horslyx team this year and I am proud to be part of it. All my horses love the products and they are an essential piece of kit, particularly at competitions for Java.”
Northampton based Laura works full time in Client Relationships to fund her equine hobbies. 26-year-old Laura has ridden since childhood and competes her horse Skyhill Talisman (“Tally”), who is something of a giant in the horse world, standing just over 17hh. Her first horse Caffrey made an appearance on Laura’s wedding day, proving that the horses are very much a part of Barber family life!
Nick Mackley, Horslyx Sales Manager, said “We couldn’t ignore Laura’s passion for horses, and the fact that she overcame equine injury and personal illness, shows just how determined she is.”
Laura said: “To say we’re all excited about this season is an understatement, and to have the support of Horslyx in our journey makes it even more special. I have always used their products, and the nutritional benefits make them so much more than a just boredom buster.”
As a Horslyx Ambassador during the scheme’s debut year, 37-year-old Cara fused personal and professional success in 2014. As well as getting married, teacher and livery yard owner Cara attended her first BD National Championships, achieved her highest placings at regional level, won at the Home International and the Area Festival, then crowned the year by debuting her home-bred horse at a Prix St George competition. As she says, “2015 has a lot to live up to!” Nick Mackley, Horslyx Sales Manager, said “Cara had an incredible year in 2014, and we have no doubt that 2015 will be equally as exciting, especially with such a strong team of five horses under her management.”
Cara said: “It’s going to give me huge peace of mind that I have the support of Horslyx for the year and that all the horses will be getting the vitamins and minerals that they need from their licks to keep them healthy and fit to compete, especially Rhythmic Times with the help of his Mobility Horslyx.”
The Horslyx Ambassador scheme was open to dedicated riders competing in any discipline, with seven to be chosen aged 16 or over, and one place awarded to a young talent under 16 years of age. Each Ambassador will now receive branded clothing and equestrian equipment, a supply of Horslyx to last the year and nutritional support whenever necessary.
All eight Ambassadors have an exciting year ahead of them. You can follow their progress at www.horslyx.com, on Facebook, and by following Kirsty on her social media profile.