International event rider Kelly Aldous is moving to Stamford. Twenty-six-year-old Kelly is living proof that if you work hard enough your dreams will come true.
From a young age Kelly set her heart on becoming a professional event rider and her childhood dream of riding at the prestigious Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, just a stone’s throw from her new yard, looks set to become a reality. She has just completed her first 3* event at Ballindenisk in Ireland on her own horse, High Garth High Flyer, whom she believes will be good enough to partner her at Burghley.
Not only does Kelly intend to make her mark on the world-famous Lincolnshire event; she wants to inspire and help youngsters trying to carve out a career in eventing. Nobody knows better than Kelly the rigours of this notoriously competitive sport and she is testament to the fact that coming from a ‘non-horsey’ background is not a barrier to success. Once she has settled into her new home, she will be offering masterclasses in dressage and jumping for all aspiring competitors.
This year Kelly has gone from strength to strength securing two new sponsorship deals; one with Smiths Gore, a national property agent also based in Stamford, and one with Nags Essentials, suppliers of equestrian essentials for both horse and rider. She also has a fantastic team of supportive owners and will be looking to add to her roster when she finally moves into her new base.
With the imminent launch of her new website – kellyaldouseventing.com – she will be able to keep us all up to date with her progress. We look forward to catching up with the new poster girl for eventing when she finally moves in!