Equine Management student Emily Avery has enjoyed a successful year both on campus and competing in British Dressage.
The 17-year-old recently won the North and East C+ Rider League, a competition which is open to those who have been selected for the British Dressage regional squads.
Each rider is awarded points by completing a series of tests at official events, with Emily scoring 90%. She is now hoping to compete at the Youth Home Internationals and Youth Inter Regionals for the honour of being the best in the UK.
Emily’s determination to her studies saw her win an award for 95% attendance as she prepares to progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Equine Management course at Kirkley Hall Campus.
Amy Pickering, Equine Lecturer, said: “Emily is a great student who is dedicated and determined to succeed on her course. Equally, she has achieved awards within British Dressage as she aims to be selected for the interregional and international teams.
Over the past year at college, she has shown a natural skill within her riding modules and has been praised for 95% attendance on the course.
“Emily is a fantastic role model for all equine students and her hard work is paying off.”
Significant investment in state-of-the-art facilities at Northumberland College has further positioned the specialist further education college as a centre of excellence for equine education. A bespoke equine centre at its Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland has been constructed, housing a stable block accommodation, tack room, international-standard 38 by 48 metre square indoor arena with viewing gallery, schooling field and paddock.
A new education hub also accommodates the delivery of equine management skills such as farriery, dentistry and physiotherapy.
We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.
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