Posted: 17th November 2021 | Back to news feed

Jo Hansford Photography & Natasha Baker, MBE, launch their 2022 Young Rider Sponsorship Search

Applications are now open for aspiring young riders to apply for sponsorship by Jo Hansford Photography and a year’s mentorship from gold medal winning, Paralympic Dressage rider Natasha Baker MBE.

This a unique opportunity to gain support from renowned equestrian photographer, Jo Hansford Photography and Para Olympic Dressage champion, Natasha Baker who holds an impressive collection of five Paralympic gold medals.

Now entering its sixth year, this fantastic sponsorship programme is available to promising young riders nationally from all disciplines.

A total of three riders will be chosen and each will receive:

  • Two 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with Natasha Baker
  • Jo Hansford Photography photoshoot of the rider and their horse with a 16” framed print and a keepsake of all your images.
  • Jo Hansford Photography branded saddle pad and horse rug.
  • Ongoing support and regular contact with Jo and Natasha throughout 2022. 

There are three runners-up prizes, too, and each rider will win a two-hour photoshoot with Jo Hansford and a mounted print.

Ellie Fredericks, a 2021 winner says, ‘Jo and Nic have been so incredibly supportive of me and I feel privileged to be sponsored by them. Their images are incredible and have provided me with the most amazing memories of my horses. Having the opportunity to learn from Natasha has been invaluable and really helped me focus on my goals this year which I’m delighted to say, has ended by winning the 2* at Bicton!

Natasha says: “It's incredibly rewarding to be able to pass on my knowledge and inspire young riders to help fulfil their own dreams and aspirations. This is the sixth year that Jo and I have partnered and we’re delighted our programme of sponsorship has been such a success. I can’t wait to help this year’s winners reach their full potential.”

Jo says, “Our young rider sponsorship programme developed from a desire to give something back to the equestrian community.  We are committed to supporting talented, passionate young riders and get so much pleasure watching each rider develop and progress throughout the year”.

Full entry details and an application form can be found at Jo Hansford Photography https://www.johansfordphotography.com/ysr2022/

Deadline for entries: midnight, 17th December 2021

Winners announced: Jan 2022

Open to entrants from: United Kingdom

Age restriction for entrants: 14-26

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