Profile – Kristina Hall Jackson
Selected for Team GB at 17 years of age, she has been riding since 18 months old. Competitions started with pony club, moving to working hunter pony’s where she competed ponies from MM, 12h, 13h and 14h. Qualifying and competing at the Royal international Horse Show and Horse of the Year show.
At age 14 having a passion for eventing her 14h working hunter pony changed careers and was campaigned at Pony Trials in their first season together they finished 5th at the National pony championships.
Very fortunate to be given the ride on Lemington Lets Dance from Judy Bradwell they were selected for Team GB at the Junior Europeans in 2014 finishing 17th with a double clear, he then was longlisted for the young riders in 2015.
Her education was at Silcoates School, Wakefield, excellent grades in GCSEs and A Levels which resulted in her being awarded a place at Leeds University but Kristina decided to take a Gap year. Her parents then supported her decision to decline her place as it became apparent that nothing other than a career with horses was an option. Kristina says “I am incredibly lucky to based at home with fantastic facilities and supportive parents, nice horses and good trainers”.
Was on the BEF Excel talent programme 2015-2017
Supported by Sport England, the BEF England Excel Talent Programme seeks to identify, support and develop riders and horses that demonstrate talent and potential in the Olympic (dressage, eventing and Showjumping) and Paralympic (para-equestrian dressage) disciplines. The programme has been developed to extend the rider talent pathway below the UK Sport funded World Class Programme and to help support riders to go on to achieve their potential.
The two year programme provides selected riders with the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: International coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, farriers, saddlers, vets and nutritionists via a series of rider performance camps. Riders are expected to attend up to three 2 day training camps each year plus other one day events.
I have completed my AASE qualification in 2015 through British eventing and Hartpury College and now planning to do my UKCC coaching exams.
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