Kizzy Smith visits Writtle University College

December 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Writtle University College (WUC) was delighted to welcome event rider Kizzy Smith back to campus on 16 December. WUC alumna Kizzy has been riding for over 25 years and successfully produces young horses for eventing, dressage and show jumping. She loves competing and also prepares young horses for BEF futurity evaluations.

Further Education Equine students had watched Kizzy carry out specially arranged demonstration with two horses, within one of WUC's large, specialist arenas. She worked through training grids as part of her competition training and offered students the chance to ask questions about her techniques.

Equine lecturer Sarah Fritz said: "We have been very proud to watch Kizzy develop a successful career, drawing upon some of the skills that she learnt during her time at WUC. Our Further Education students found her demonstration instructive and inspiring. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the run-up to Christmas."

Kizzy was only one of many riders to work with WUC's Further Education Equine students in December. Dressage rider Emma Bird also visited WUC's specialist equine campus on December 16, and event rider Victoria Bax showcased indoor cross country training on December 17. On December 19. Eleanor Collins will demonstrate dressage movements.