PIB Insurance Brokers sponsors equestrian duo
As Team GB is performing so well in the dressage at the Olympics, we wanted to feature our very own equestrian sports personality.
Ellane and Wiggy have had an incredible journey together. As a rescue horse, Ellane fell in love with him and has owned him for seven years. They began competing in unaffiliated Dressage in June 2015, qualifying for the unaffiliated Trailblazers Championships in July 2017 at Stoneleigh Park in Kenilworth where they won their warm up class and came 8th in the final.
Ellane and Wiggy moved on to Affiliated Dressage by becoming a member of British Dressage, competing at Preliminary level, and as members of their local riding club - Billericay & District Riding Club - they qualified for the national championship in Lincoln. In September 2018, they became the British Riding Club NAF Five Star National Champion at Preliminary Level.
The dynamic pair have overcome much together. Ellane has Rheumatoid Arthritis and Wiggy has suffered several injuries; the Covid-19 pandemic had a detrimental effect on equestrian competitions. Their determination to succeed drove them to qualify for 2021 NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury which was held on 1st July.
Ellane told us that her sporting hero is Charlotte Dujardin, since, to be able to achieve two Olympic Gold Medals at her first Olympics at the age of 27 is such a great achievement. She also follows several other International Dressage Riders as each have their own style of riding and training of horses.
PIB Insurance Brokers is proud to sponsor Ellane and Wiggy, and looks forward to the next stage in their journey as they compete at Novice Level.