EQUESTRIAN: Kirsty’s star is shining

Malmesbury rider Kirsty Poulton

Malmesbury rider Kirsty Poulton

First published in Sport

MALMESBURY teenager Kirsty Poulton has been awarded the NAF Shining Star Award for April.

The 14-year-old was rewarded for her improvement during her time as a member of the British Showjumping Wiltshire Junior Academy.

Nicky Florence, lead coach for the Academy, said: “Kirsty has only been a member of the academy for just over 12 months and in this time she has made great progress with her pony Cape Clear Crystal (Crystal).’’

The duo have again qualified for the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival this year.

Poulton added: “Since joining my local junior academy, I’ve had access to great training and it’s really paid off.

“I have already completed one of my goals for 2014 in qualifying for the Scope Festival.

“I also hope to qualify for the Pony National 1.15m Members Cup and I’d like to compete as part of my Junior Academy as part of a team.”

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