As well as being a member of “F” Subsection of the Troop, and working as a Driver of a Gun Team, Lance Bombardier Ellie Mitchell is a rising star in Army Eventing and has been selected for the 2024 Army Equitation Team. So she will be seen around the horse shows as well as on parade with the Troop, building on her success in Ceremonial Operations in 2023.

In order to give her the best competitive edge, the Foundation has supported Ellie through funding several showjumping, dressage, and flatwork masterclasses with leading experts.

The Foundation has also funded masterclasses open to the wider Troop with Sarah Karim, Chef d’Equipe of the Army Equitation Association and Katy Ford, a British Showjumping Coach. These masterclasses help develop the soldiers’ confidence and proficiency as well as offering a fun break from ceremonial riding. The Foundation are delighted to be able to support this type of activity and support Ellie as she pursues her goals as part of the Army Equitation Team.

Look out for Ellie and her team-mates, and please support them around the 2024 shows.