After an increase to the highest in pony courses, Charlotte Elliott-Grooby has made a profitable step into full-time present manufacturing. And with a flourishing workforce of horses for 2023, we predict large issues from the devoted 23-year-old.
Charlotte Elliott-Grooby, champion intermediate on the 2019 Horse of the 12 months Present (HOYS) with Holmestones Tailor Made (Worzel), arrange her personal manufacturing yard at her father or mother’s house in Leicestershire in Might 2021.
“I’m very fortunate to have the help from Mum and Dad,” confirmed Charlotte, who started exhibiting when she was a baby at native driving membership exhibits on her looking pony, Harvest.
“We used to compete in the most effective turned out class, which my mum took very critically,” mentioned Charlotte. “We’d caught the bug for exhibiting and acquired my first ‘correct’ present pony, Addington Fortunate Attraction, who took me to my first HOYS in 2009.”
Charlotte has established herself as one of many circuit’s most profitable younger riders, choosing up titles in any respect main exhibits throughout the nation on a spread of animals, from present ponies to point out hunter ponies, mountain and moorlands to intermediates.
“Worzel, who gave me my first HOYS win and championship, is an additional particular horse,” mentioned Charlotte, of the gelding who was owned by his breeder, Vicki Rudd, and produced by the Jinks Present Workforce for his or her victory in 2019. “We had an incredible run collectively over two seasons, additionally successful the BSPS Blue Riband supreme in 2019 and BSPS intermediate supreme championship in 2018. I actually do owe him rather a lot; he made all my desires come true.”
One other profession spotlight Charlotte recalled was standing second within the 15hh present hunter pony last on the Royal Worldwide (RIHS) with the Workforce Jinks produced-Chantilly Galway Lady (Dolly).
“Dolly was only a five-year-old on the time and it was her first season,” she mentioned. “The RIHS was solely her fourth present, and he or she was inexperienced, however we managed a beautiful present. To complete second was an enormous achievement.”
Charlotte Elliott-Grooby: ‘However that’s exhibiting’
The 2022 present season was Charlotte’s first full time period working as an expert present producer.
“We had an incredible yr, qualifying for a number of courses at each the RIHS and HOYS. A spotlight for me was Jess Learn-Else and Ebony King ending seventh within the enormous small hunter last on the RIHS. This was Jess’ first yr competing within the grownup horse courses and her first time driving in the principle area at Hickstead!” she mentioned.
Charlotte is spending the festive interval in Australia whereas her horses are again with their house owners, however on her return within the New 12 months, her full consideration might be on the 2023 present season.
“I’ve a few thrilling novices, owned by Richard and Claire Chandler, to trip myself,” she defined. “However essentially the most thrilling new face is the reigning HOYS champion cob Love Pleasure, who might be ridden by his new proprietor Jess Learn-Else in each open and newbie courses.
“It may be arduous to make your identify as a younger producer as you’re not as properly often known as a number of the extra established riders,” Charlotte added. “However that’s exhibiting; all of us have good days and unhealthy days. So long as my horses look and go in addition to they’ll do, I can’t ask any extra.”
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