Ella Popely Mentorship Award
THE ELLA POPELY AWARD
‘in the pursuit of sporting excellence’
To give an up and coming British Showjumping rider aged between 18 - 25 years old an opportunity to be mentored by one of the best riders in the world.
The award will be for a talented individual who is competing at 1.40 level who has also shown exceptional resilience and dedication in the pursuit of sporting excellence.
They will have shown themselves to:
- be a true sportsman who represents the sport well at all levels
- be a team player who encourages others
- is focused on their riding without it being at the detriment to others
One person will be identified by the end of September each year, from a panel of selectors, and be matched with a mentor who feels they can assist the individual develop further in the sport. From an initial one to two day mentoring, the mentor will commit to aligning with the rider from an advice and guidance perspective for the twelve month period.
2018 - Jake Saywell
FURTHER SELECTION & AWARD INFORMATION
Lauren Hough (2018 mentor)
SELECTION & ANNOUNCEMENT
The selected rider will be informed by the end of September.
Presentation to be at Olympia (TBC)
INTENTION - 2019 ONWARDS
Going forwarded, it is the intention, that the mentorship will establish itself as a pivotal mentorship that up-and-coming riders will aspire to being awarded. For 2019, it is anticipated that the mentorship will be open for eligible riders to apply for the mentorship with a ‘wish list’ of mentors. This will allow for the mentorship to be open for all riders in addition for them hopefully being able to be matched with their mentor of choice.
Further information on how to apply will be released during the summer of 2018 with a view for applications being submitted at the end of September 2018 for the 2019 mentorship.
Mentorship – Key Benefits (2018*)
- 12 month mentorship Lauren Hough
The mentorship will be specifically tailored to the Award Winner following an initial discussion
between the award winner and the mentor to ascertain the years objectives.
- 12 month British Showjumping membership for 1 horse & award winner
A free British Showjumping membership renewal for both him/herself and one of their horses.
- Photo shoot with Daisy Bunn for PR purposes
A photo shoot with highly respected photographer Daisy Bunn that can be used for PR activity.
- Feature in Showjumping Magazine announcing winner (Jan/Feb issue)
- This will be a multi-page feature interview in the first issue of the year giving a lifestyle insight.
- Blog page in Showjumping Magazine
Page throughout 2018 in additional issues of Showjumping for the winner to discuss specific
competition and/or mentorship activity in addition to highlighting mentor sponsor activity.
- Media & PR Support.
Ongoing relationship with the Communications Team at British Showjumping
- NAF product package alignment
NAF will support the award with a product based sponsorship designed specifically for the award
winners needs. It is not compulsory for the award winner to utilise this support if they are aligned
with another brand product, however NAF will continue to be aligned with the mentorship
in terms of PR.
- Hickstead show credit package
One free stable at each of the three Hickstead shows over the season plus one annual riding
membership. If only one or two shows are contested, then the unused free stable can be
- Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Mentorship and Veterinary Product support
Boehringer Ingelheim wish to offer a veterinary mentorship by giving them access to leaders within
the field across all areas of equine care. They will explore the opportunity of working alongside the
award winners own veterinary care team as to whether they are able to offer additional veterinary
- Worshipful Company of Master Saddlers
The sponsorship of an individually hand crafted saddle designed specifically for the award winner
to fit a horse of their choice will be manufactured and presented to the Award Winner from one
of the Worshipful Company of Master Saddlers recognised Master Saddlers.
It is anticipated that the fitting and initial fitting will take place in the Spring of 2018.
*Additional support over and above the mentorship may change year-on-year depending on sponsors aligned with the award.