We are delighted to announce our Station House Vets equine ambassadors for 2022.
Here is an introduction from Grace & Jess. We will be following them throughout 2022 on social media and providing updates as they happen!
Grace Smith is our Young Equine Ambassador
“My name is Grace Smith but known to many as Binky! I am 12 years old and attend Ryedale school and I live on a farm in Nawton.
I have been riding since before I could walk! My first pony was Donna who at the age of 30 Is still with us today making us laugh! The pony I have now is Boysie (MOCHACCINO); he is 19 years young – a 14hh dun and white turbo cob!! He is very cheeky at times!
I have had Boysie for 4 years now and in those four years we have gone from doing intro dressage to working at elementary tests, we have competed in the British Riding Clubs dressage to music championships placing 2nd last year and the Riding Club Nationals again coming 2nd.
Last year we also attended BD Youth camp at Bishop Burton and hope to progress and train towards gaining a place on a BD team.
Already in 2022 we have qualified for BD Combined Training Championships and also BD Petplan Area Festivals along with this I would love do some more eventing and perhaps qualify for the 80 championships which are to be held at Bramham.. How exciting would that be!!
I am very excited to be the 2022 youth ambassador for Station House vets because I compete and train regularly and will love sharing the ups and downs of mine and Boysies journey with you and your Station House Vets followers!”
Jess Johnson is our Equine Ambassador for 2022
“Hi I’m Jess Johnson, 25 from Terrington. I run my own business in human sports therapy and I live on my family’s farm with my horses.
I have been lucky enough to have grown up around horses with my parents having them and I knew it wasn’t just a “phase”. I was addicted to them; I did pony club from a young age and here I found my passion for eventing!
At home in the Howardian Hills the hacking is beautiful and I regularly train with Lucinda Atkinson and Nicky Lyons.
I evented to 2* last season and hope to do the same and higher this season with my eventers. I compete in BE, FEI and for Malton Riding club, and in the winter I enjoy my trail hunting.
I also have a young horse that will start his education this season at local events this season hoping to event him later on.
I’m delighted to be part of the Station House Vets Team of equine ambassadors and look forward to sharing our journey with you and your followers.”
We are so happy to have Grace & Jess on board and look forward to following their journeys throughout 2022. Good luck to you both for the upcoming season.