Meet the Eco Equestrian Ambassadors
In 2020, alongside Climate Week three eco-friendly equestrian brands, Paddock Apparel, See Change Now & FTP Equestrian collaborated to create Eco Equestrian Ambassadors.
Together we have selected six equestrians that share our views and beliefs that we together we can make a difference to our planet's future. Collaboratively we want to raise awareness of sustainability issues which we are presented with and share helpful tips to lead a more environmentally friendly life both #inthepaddock and #beyondthepaddock
Without further ado meet the team:
Issy Carlill - @ZigZagEventing
My name is Issy and I’m a 23 year old student in my final year studying sustainable development and social anthropology at Edinburgh University. I’m very lucky to own two incredible horses called Dillon and Ben who I compete at BE100. Both are Irish sports horses and are the absolute centre of my universe! After a slightly disrupted 2020 season (I’m sure many can relate!) my goals for 2021 are to compete at the new Area festivals, and hopefully qualify for Badminton Grassroots!
My eco tip: You can download the app ‘Horizon – Reduce plastic waste’ from the app store. It gives you local recycling information and you can also track your plastic waste!
Grace McHugh - @Grace.Equinee
Hi I am Grace and I am a 17year old animal lover. I am currently studying for my A-levels, with a particular interest in equine law and hope to pursue my dream of working alongside animals, perhaps in the world of law. I am yet to own my own horse however I have been lucky enough to ride and grow a bond with a lovely mare, who is my bestest pal. My fur babies are all rescues, including a three legged cat, two hamsters and and Tilley the pup.
My eco tip: reusable face pads and cloths, they are so effective when removing makeup and you only need to use water!
Megan Burridge - @meg.burridge10
Hello, my name is Megan and I’m a 23 year old paediatric nurse from Cornwall. I have a horse called Cracker, whom I have owned since he was 5 months old, he’s 7 now! We have done everything together - I handled, started and backed him myself and last year our progress reached its high when we were offered a sponsorship by Little Margate Equestrian. We hope to get back out competing in all disciplines next year, and maybe try our hand at one day eventing - something I have always wanted to do since Cracker was small.
Hi I am Nicky and I run Sport Horse Select, a livery yard in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Alongside this I show jump a fabulous grey giant, called Cornelius at around the 1.30 level. We hope to go up a level to Gold League in 2021
My eco tip: is buy to buy good quality items that will last a lifetime time instead of lesser quality pieces that wear out, need replacing and end up in landfill.
Photo credit: https://amygriffithsphotography.co.uk
Alice Lamming - @darkhorse_eventing