Team Taylor Strengthens Event Horse Team after Successful Season

Following her best year ever leading event rider Izzy Taylor continues to strengthen her growing team of event horses with support from Jocelyn Riley and Equestrian Direct Surfaces.

As a producer of world class event horses and a keen event rider, Jocelyn has followed Izzy’s rise to prominence closely and decided to support the talented Banbury based rider with two new rides under a joint partnership.

Having enjoyed a very successful season Izzy finished in fifth place in the British Eventing rankings list, and 17th in the FEI World rankings as the third highest British rider and highest ranked British female.

Izzy will be campaigning the five-year-old gelding, Direct Cavalier, a grandson of Cavalier Royal out of a Touchdown mare, who has already proven to be a promising star for the future.

Her second ride is the four-year-old gelding, Direct Casino, by Casino out of the Irish mare, Diamond Double.

Said Izzy: “I am delighted with the new partnership with Equestrian Direct Surfaces, and am really excited for the new season. The two new additions to the team come with the pedigree, the talent and the temperament to really go up the grades.

“The Flexiride surface I have is fantastic and with a yard of 25 horses the right surface is crucial to their fitness and performance. There is no weather condition during winter that prevents me from being able to ride as Flexiride is both absorbent and frost resistant. For me the Flexiride surface ticks all the boxes.”

Said Jocelyn Riley of Equestrian Direct Surfaces: “We are very pleased to be sponsoring Izzy and are excited for the new season following the horses. She is at the top of her sport and on great form and we are delighted to supporting such a talented rider.”

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