Winner Announced for the
North West Schools 'Design A Jump' Competition
A youngster from Cumbria has been
announced as the winner of the prestigious Design a Jump competition in
association with The Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show. The
brand new show is the newest international sporting event to be held in
Liverpool, and will take place at the Echo Arena over the New Year holiday
from 1 January 2016 to 3 January 2016.
Schoolchildren across the North West were asked to create a design for one
of the show jumping fences that will be brought to life as a bespoke jump to
be included within the Arena course at the event. Children were asked to get
creative and use paints, crayons or computers to create a colourful and
eye catching show jump design. Several of the entries included famous
Liverpool landmarks and views including the Liver Buildings and the City's
skyline. Nine year old Olivia from St Martin and St Mary's Primary School in
Windermere, beat off stiff competition with her winning design involving
musical notes, iconic song lyrics and guitars. Olivia's classmates at St
Martin and St Mary's Primary School also received 200 free tickets for the New
Year show as part of the prize package.
Show Director, Nina Barbour, said:- "The show team have really enjoyed
reviewing the competition entries and were so impressed by the children's
vivid imaginations and the creative efforts made to produce their
masterpieces. They felt that the winning artwork reflected Liverpool's
musical heritage which is something we are really celebrating during the
show, with live performances from acts such as The Bootleg Beatles. We are
so excited to welcome the children and their families to the Arena to see
the specially designed jump positioned within the course, and during the
show it will be seen by more than 30,000 people."
The winner of the Liverpool International
Horse Show 'Design A Jump' Art Competition was presented with her
winning jump by European Games Bronze medallist show jumper Abi Newbery. Abi
won Bronze Individual and Team medals at the European Games in 2012. She
continues to compete at:- 1.45m/1.50m ranking classes and is aspiring to
compete at the 2020 Olympic Games.
European Games Bronze Medallist Abi Newbery commented:- "I'm delighted
to be here to present Olivia with her prize and I can't wait to see her
designed jump in place in the Arena in the New Year. The Liverpool show is
going to be incredible and the excitement is really building among the
Visitors heading to the New Year show will be able to enjoy 3 days of live
music, food, fashion and family entertainment taking place around an
unforgettable showcase of world class show jumping action in the main arena.
As well as the international sporting action, each performance will be
packed with family friendly, high energy acts including live music from The
Bootleg Beatles and the Bella Voci opera duo, daring tricks from stunt rider
Clemence Faivre, as well as thrilling antics from the world record breaking
'The Horseman Team' and the fire breathing 'Black Fire Girls.'
Children will get to experience the high speed dash of the Shetland Pony
Grand National, bringing all the excitement of a day at the races, condensed
down to Shetland pony size. January shoppers keen to spend their Christmas
money will be able to browse at more than 60 retailers in the extensive
shopping village next to the 'collecting ring.'
Head-teacher at St Martin and Mary's School, Judith Gore, added:- "We
are proud to have a strong sporting ethos at our school and encourage the
children to get involved with all aspects and activities. I am delighted
that Olivia has won this competition and we are so grateful for this
opportunity, I have very many excited children looking forward to seeing the
Horse Show. "