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Northamptonshire’s Rebecca Dex Wins the April NAF Shining Star Award
Friday 11 May 2012
Talented young showjumper, 16-year-old Rebecca Dex from Daventry, Northamptonshire, has been awarded the NAF Shining Star Award for April for her dedication and progress in British Showjumping.
Rebecca was nominated for the NAF Shining Star Award by lead coach for the Northamptonshire/Cambridge Junior Academy, Mia Korenika, who said: “Rebecca has made the transition over from Pony Club and Riding Club into our British Showjumping Junior Academy and she has taken everything on board, whilst taking part in all academy events. Rebecca is new to British Showjumping and she truly represents the one horse rider who is benefitting from the British Showjumping Academy Training”.
Rebecca joined British Showjumping in 2011 and she started at the beginning, working her way through the NAF 5* Performance Awards, where she is now progressing her way through the second level. Rebecca has represented both the Pony Club and the Riding Club in their respective Championships and she is now planning to represent her Junior Academy at Inter Academy and Area Team competitions.
Rebecca’s horse is called Shannon and she has built up a strong relationship with the family-owned horse. The combination are proving to bring out the best in each other, their most recent result being a double clear in a 1.00m class at the Weston Lawns Equitation Centre.
Tracey Lloyd, Marketing Manager for NAF commented: “It is an absolute pleasure to award the Shining Star Award to Rebecca as she truly represents the single horse owner/rider and how they can all benefit from the various British Showjumping training programmes, in both a personal and professional development. I wish her many congratulations!”.
The NAF Shining Star Award was introduced when NAF became a British Showjumping Business Partner. The award is for members of a Junior Academy who have shown a great deal of commitment, progression and outstanding behaviour along with their riding ability and much more. Riders are nominated by their lead coach, and then judged and awarded by NAF to one person each month.