Leicestershire’s, Imogen Murray has been nominated for the Under 25’s Star of the Future Award at the annual AHT UK Equestrian Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony are the flagship event for the Animal Health Trust and are attended by around 300 guests as The Dorchester Hotel, London, on the 31st October. Attended by the Lord Kirkham and President HRH The Princess Royal to whole of the M.S.Team are deeply honoured and proud to have Imogen nominated.
Ms Murray has been nominated by members of British Eventing following her inspirational and consistently impressive performances over the past 12 months. Those performances include an 11th place finish at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, where Ivar Gooden rose 54 places after dressage to also win the Glentrool Trophy. Badminton 2018 marked a best 4* finish for the pair, who finished 14th at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2017 and 19th in 2018. As a combination Imogen and Ivar Gooden have been a formidable force cross-country and claimed 11th place in the Grantham Cup at Belton International Horse Trials earlier in the season and were also the highest placed British Team members at the Aachen CICO***.
“It is an honour to have been nominated for a such a prestigious award, and be listed alongside 2 incredibly impressive young riders. I’m deeply grateful to those that have nominated me. The AHT awards have honoured some incredibly people over the years, so it is very humbling to even be considered amongst them” commented Ms Murray.
“It has certainly been a year to remember. To receive even a long list reserve spot for the World Equestrian Games was an honour, and then to be the highest placed Brit in Aachen. It may not have been the finish we wanted but it was another event ticked off the bucket list! Finishing the season as 4-Year-Old Champion also makes me think that we still have so much more to come.”
Imogen Murray (25) is based in the heart of Leicestershire and is a member of the UK sport lottery world class potential program.
Imogen was recently announced as a long list reserve for the British World Equestrian Games team, and was the highest placed British rider at the infamous Aachen CHIO3*.
CCI**** success from Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 (14th place) was replicated at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 with an 11th place finish.
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