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Jo Bates

My Daughter - Holly

A little history

Holly on Cambridge - 3rd medium restricted national dressage championships 2014
Holly on Cambridge - 4th elementary open winter national dressage championships 2014
Holly on Cambridge - north west medium restricted regional champions
Holly on Dorando owned by Ali Fernyhough competing 4 year old international dressage horse championships at national dressage championships 2014

Jo has passed on her talent for producing horses to her daughter Holly who rides beautifully and has proven her success in dressage winning the 2014 Medium Restricted Regional Championships on Cambridge and being 3rd at the National Dressage Championships in the Medium Restricted class. Holly was also fourth at the Winter National Dressage Championships 2014 on Cambridge in the Elementary Open Class.

In January 2008 she was award a TASS scholarship, an award of £3000 from Sport England to be spent half on teaching and half on equipment and competition fees. TASS scholarships are awarded in recognition of talent – Talent Athlete Scholarship Scheme. As a fifteen year old Holly won the under 21s talent spotting championships which included riding other competitors horses to test their ability of their riding. With her own Silver Lining she was fourth at the National Dressage Championships in 2005 in the Elementary Restricted Championship as a fifteen year old.

What Holly is doing now

Whilst working alongside Jo she has taken on the rides of several dressage horses to great success including fourth at the badminton young dressage horse of the future and competed at the National Dressage Championships in the young horse classes and open classes.

Holly also recieves training from Rhett Bird who is an international grand prix dressage rider. She has has lessons from Rhett from the age of twelve. She has also received lessons from the two time Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin and has spent three month training at Ferdi Eilberg's yard.

She currently has four dressage horses to compete including our own seven year old Cambridge by Sir Donnerhall.

Holly wants to further her career in dressage and is always keen in taking new horses on for clients. Holly also takes on rides to considerable success in the show ring too and has qualified for HOYS and RIHS with excellent results.

Holly and Sandrose Silk