2016 Scholarship winner, Alex Whewall – Update March
When it was announced that I had won the MTBTG scholarship, I couldn’t quite believe it as this was a fantastic opportunity to receive help and support from one of the best riders in the world!
I’ve had 2 training sessions with Sir Mark so far and both times I’ve taken 3 horses. All 3 horses are very different and Mark was fantastic at spotting and solving little problems I’ve had with each of them. I’ve come away from both training days feeling the horses and I have really improved during the sessions.
I’ve also received some fantastic kit – bridles, rugs, boots and lots more – from The Mark Todd Collection, which is really helping us to look smart. My aims for this year with my top 2 horses (Chakiris Star & Colby) are to get their CCI3* qualifications at Bramham and Haras du Pin and, if all goes well, to then finish at Pau CCI4*, which will be the horses and my first 4*.
With the help of Sir Mark Todd, the support of The Mark Todd Collection and KeyFlow Feeds, I’m sure the 2017 season is going to be great!
Above: Alex Whewall & Mark Todd in a training session.
2014 Scholarship winner, Zoe Wilkinson, below with Mark Todd.
You can follow her progress through the highs and lows of eventing as well as her Mark Todd training updates in her blog by clicking on the link below.