So ... to start with the biggest and most exciting news of the month ... We are very pleased to introduce our NEW sponsored rider here at Griggs ... Elle McCoan!

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Elle joined the team here at Griggs in November last year and has been a super addition to our team, fitting in brilliantly with the rest of the gang! We soon realised her skills as a fantastic show jumper and realised it would be a huge missed opportunity to not have her as our sponsored rider!

Elle has been riding for 18 years and has been jumping for 16 so this really is an obvious love and passion of hers and you can defintely see that when she is with her horses.

We will therefore be tracking Elles adventures and her progress as well as bringing all the latest updates and reviews about the hottest products on the market!

We kicked off our weekend on Good Friday with a promotional video shoot of Elle with her stunning horses ... and we had such a great day! We were so lucky to have spent the day with Sam from Oatey Media, whose talents are phenomenal - we would strongly reccomend following the link to his website to take a look at some of the work that he has done. Our in store Marketing Manager, Kati was also on hand with her camera to showcase her amazing talent behind the lens and we have a few cheeky snaps to share with you now!

This was the first time I have seen Elle doing what she does best and she really was brilliant. The sun stayed out for us all day which gave both Sam and Kati full reign to shoot some fantastic footage of Elle and her two horses; Ed and Figi, and they truely couldn't have behaved any better! As you can see, Elle looked absolutely super as well, kitted out in her new sponsor riding gear, showcasing Griggs beautifully. Heres a quick run down on what she is wearing and links to the website so you can buy anything that you might like the look of.

- Ariat Softshell Jacket Navy/Red

- Tredstep Competition Long Sleeve Shirt Coral

- Charles Owen AYR8 Hat

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And ... not to leave the horses out, this is their new ensemble as well!

- Amigo Stable Sheet Navy/Silver

- KM Elite Close Contact Pad White

- Horseware Rambo Headcollar

- KM Elite Braided Leadrope

- Woof Wear Smart Fetlock Boot

- Woof Wear Smart Tendon Boot

- Horseware Padded Leather Headcollar

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With Elle and her two horses all kitted out it is now on to Colraine for the next adventure ...

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Colraine was a whole new experience for me, having never been to an equestrian show of any kind before and despite the weather we had a brilliant day!

Figi was entered into two classes ....

KBIS Insurance British Novice

Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery

Ed was also entered into two classes ....

Senior 1.05cm Open

Senior Newcomer 1.10m

 

Elle has had Ed since September last year, she went all the way to Belgium to get him and she bought Figi in January! Ed is a rising 7 year old Selle Francais x Dutch Warmblood Gelding and Figi is a 4 year old Dutch Warmblood mare! Both horses are quite young and have a long way to go but their futures look promising!

We have had a fantastic weekend and it really was an excellent opportunity to see Elle in action. The relationship she has with her horses is lovely to watch and the way they interact with her when jumping is incredible.

Our next adventure will take us to Bicton Arena to watch Elle, Figi and Ed in action again ... and we cannot wait!

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Keep an eye on the next few entries on tried and tested products for this season from the equestrian team here at Griggs.