Congratulations to Mari Durward Akhurst who is now the top GB Grade 1 Rider in the FEI world rankings for a second year running!!

Mari has also moved up to 13th in the world in her' grade. ''I am so excited to say that I am joining the World Class Programme Podium Potential squad in January 2020. I had a taste of the expertise at the beginning of this week and it was amazing. They were all very happy with Bear and the improvement seen in my position since pre European squad training and Bears way of going since Keysoe. Bear was a superstar and is starting to show his fabulous walk of more and more and was halting for a 9/10. What a year I have had with Sky this really is the icing on the cake! Bring on 2020; I am so excited to start at Bisham and carry on striving towards selection for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.'' Mari