In April 2016 Grace Wallace was Equilibrium’s Rising Star with her mare Zonia, a 16hh Dutch Warmblood. Grace showed great ambitions and energy towards the sport of show jumping and we are delighted to have supported her through the Rising Star programme.
Since becoming part of Rising Stars, Grace has now a team of horses that she competes both nationally and internationally. Ilena VD Bisschop (Lena), Eau Claire V (Claire), Nebabs Ecarentina (Emmy) and Hajidin (Halo) are Grace’s team of horses in which she says “they have taught me an invaluable amount and stickability.”
Unfortunately Zonia who was the horse that Grace won the Rising Star programme with sustained a tendon injury at the end of 2016 and has had time off ever since. Zonia has now been given the all clear and Grace has the hopes of returning her to work through rehabilitation and competing her at the lower levels so she is able to enjoy a quieter life.
Halo is a young horse that Grace is producing and is currently competing up to Newcomers level. Claire and Lena are Grace’s current top horses and are competing at 1.30m. Both mares are being campaigned at more international shows this year. Emmy is a relatively new ride for Grace and they are therefore getting to know each other, however their future looks bright and we look forward to following their journey in the future.
Since the Rising Star programme Grace has gone on to have many successes in which Equilibrium are very proud to support Grace and her team of horses.
- 2nd at the Liverpool International horse show
- Winner the Pony Club Elite Championship
- Winner of the Pony Club Open Dengie Championship
- Winner of the NSEA National and County Championships
- Placings at Bolesworth International, Blue Chip Championship as well as qualifying for numerous national championships
Grace’s story shows how hard work and determination can lead to you living your dreams and how the Rising Star programme has helped Grace in her journey to the top of international sport. We are delighted to support Grace and her team of up and coming horses!
Could you be our next Rising Star? We are looking for amateur riders of all ages, in all equine disciplines and at all levels that are regularly competing and are looking for support to help achieve their goals. Find out more here