School girl designs jump for international horse show

  • A child from Cumbria has designed a jump for The Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show.

    School children across the north west were asked to create a design for one of the showjumping fences of the new international event (1-3 January, 2016).

    Nine-year-old Olivia from St Martin and St Mary’s Primary School in Windermere fought off stiff competition with her winning design that involved musical notes, song lyrics and guitars.

    ”The show team have really enjoyed reviewing the competition entries and were so impressed by the children’s vivid imaginations and the creative efforts made to produce their masterpieces,” said show director Nina Barbour.

    “They felt that the winning artwork [in Olivia’s design] reflected Liverpool’s musical heritage, which is something we are really celebrating during the show, with live performances from acts such as The Bootleg Beatles.”

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    Olivia was presented with her jump by showjumper Abi Newbery.

    “I’m delighted to be here to present Olivia with her prize and I can’t wait to see her designed jump in place in the arena in the New Year,” said Abi.

    Olivia’s classmates also received 200 free tickets for the show.

    “We are so excited to welcome the children and their families to the arena to see the specially-designed jump positioned within the course,” added Nina. “During the show it will be seen by more than 30,000 people.”

    The show features three days of show jumping and a Shetland grand national, as well as live music, food, fashion and family entertainment.

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