Olivia Sheppard, who is 16-years-old and from Drybrook, has qualified for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show after claiming her place at Bicton Park in Devon recently, riding her late grandfather’s J.A.C Surprise Addition. The Horse of the Year Show is a special event to mark the end of the equestrian season, and is a celebration of the equestrian year with a champion of champions show.

The Monmouth School for Girls pupil will attend the NEC final in October.See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.