Around 2 years ago we crossed paths with an amazing young lady called Evie Toombes, due to my connection with a boot manufacturer and working at the time as an agent for said company I was able to introduce her to the possibility of receiving some boots on a sponsorship basis, for some reason the deal just never quite came off and so we picked up the tab for the boots and remained in contact.
I am such a busy person clearing at least 60 emails per day is the norm for me and I rarely have time to look at anything specifically I usually just power glance at each mail and try to delegate the best I can, but Caroline's (Evie's mum) emails always stopped me in my tracks and left me considering just how great this young rider was and how fortunate I am to have my own health in good order.
Evie is struggling with what she writes about quite eloquently on her own blog, Lipomyelomeningocele which is a form of Spina Bifida. She did undergo surgeries to try to rectify the issues but has been left with challenges. You can find Evie Toombes blog here it is called "Find a way not an excuse" <<< we love that!!
Despite her condition Evie's passion for riding seems to win out over everything, I receive emails and photo's of Evie regularly on her horse competing up and down the country at various shows. Not intent on simply competing in small regional shows Evie has gone further and competed at Bolesworth, the national championships at Stoneleigh. Evie also won the grade III senior para showjumping at the National RDA Champs in Hartpury and was selected for training with Dame Emma Jane Brown. Her commitment to her sport of riding and accomplishments for a girl of just 15 are phenomenal.
I decided that we would offer Evie a place on our "team" as a brand ambassador from May 2017. We at Just Riding think that Evie is what the sport is all about, passion, commitment and lots of hard work! We are absolutely honoured that Evie accepted our offer and we are humbled to be a part of Caroline and Evie's world.
As part of our Brand Ambassadors deal Evie will be supported with discounted and sometimes cost price products as well as some products for free throughout the year.
Here are a few photos of Evie in action...