Archive | August, 2015

Jessica Mendoza will make history at the European Championships…

20 Aug

MacWet sponsored rider Jessica Mendoza is riding in the European Championships in Aachen, Germany. The 19-year-old will become the youngest British international for nearly 40 years when she rides in the European Championships.

This European Jumping Championships will be Jessica’s first Championship event and England need a strong finish next week to earn place at the Rio Olympics- the pressure is on but we have every faith!

Despite winning gold at London 2012, the national team have not yet qualified for the Olympics in Rio next year. They need to win next week or finish in the top three nations not already qualified in order to earn a place at the Games.

We would like to wish Jessica the best of luck this really is a fantastic achievement!

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(Image: Jessica Mendoza Daily Mail)

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Rio 2016 Olympics Countdown!

14 Aug

Ri0 2016 is only one year away!

In October of 2009 it was announced that the 2016 Summer Olympic Games would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 Summer Olympics are unique in the fact that it is the first time that the Olympic Games take place in a South American country. The games will begin with the opening ceremony, set to take place on August 5, 2016, and will end with the closing ceremony on August 21, 2016. Preparations have already begun for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Brazil spending billions of dollars to get everything ready.

We can’t wait!

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Gold Cup victory so close for Jess!

5 Aug

19 year old Jessica Mendoza is an exceptional rider with yet another triumph last weekend!

Jess finished 4th in the King George V Gold Cup with Spirit T back on home turf at the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead last Sunday (Sunday 2 August). She finished as the top British rider in her first ever King George and was the youngest of the 42 competitors in this major international class.

Jess so narrowly missed outright victory when she had the last down in the fastest time of the day – three tenths of a second quicker than Beezie Madden in what was a back-to-back King George victory for this leading American rider.

Jess said: “Spirit is naturally quick, so I thought I would use it to my advantage. She has been jumping amazingly – I wish I could have another one like her.
“I wasn’t really that nervous but my dad was more nervous. He kept going on about how this was the most prestigious class and how he would love us to win it.”

We wish Jess continued success and are extremely proud that she uses MacWet gloves.

 

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