Young English student wins Equiratings’ Big Christmas Giveaway prize to travel to Pratoni del Vivaro

Feb 09th 2022

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Rosie Sharpe, a student from Kent who is in her second year at university studying to become a veterinary surgeon and has a passion for eventing, will smile thinking back to the beginning of 2022, the year in which she won a trip for two people, including accommodation, to the Pratoni del Vivaro during the FEI Eventing World Championships.

The prize was put up for the traditional ‘Big Christmas Giveaway’ organised by the British company EquiRatings, a partner in organising this event. Rosie was the luckiest of the 3,300 who entered the draw.

“When I heard the news I was literally in shock – she said – and it took me a while to realise how lucky I had been. I am really excited and I can’t wait for September.” Rosie rides in BE 100 events and hopes to move up to Novice ones this year. “Who knows, perhaps even in international ones.”

The only time she has left the UK was three years ago when she travelled to Pau, in France, as a spectator. “It was fantastic and certainly a very different feeling compared to the international events I have seen in my own country.” Rosie has already confirmed that she will be travelling to the Pratoni del Vivaro with her mother. “I had not heard about the Pratoni del Vivaro, but looked it up after winning and it looks like a beautiful place. I really can’t wait. It will be wonderful to see the best riders in the world in real life and obviously I’ll be supporting our amazing Team GB”.



Photo: Rosie Sharpe - private archive


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