Meet the fourth 2018 Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider finalist


Meet the fourth 2018 Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider finalist

After an overwhelming response with over 100 entries, Bit Of Britain has narrowed down the finalists for the Next Top Rider sponsorships.

The quality of the entries was outstanding. It was a very difficult decision but it has been narrowed down to 11 finalists. The finalists range in age from 14 to 22. Entries poured in from all over North America. There are finalists from Canada and the United States.

Tune into for the next 10 days, as we continue to announce a finalist each day (in no particular order).



Congratulation to Mia Braundel, NC!
Mia is a 17-year-old Eventer who has competed to the CCI* level. Mia competes with her 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Cashmere.  Earlier this year, they competed at their first CCI* at the Virginia Horse Trials where they finished in 3rd place overall and 1st place Young rider. They competed at the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships on the Area II team. They finished 14th individually and won a Silver team medal.
This January, she will be graduating early from high school and will be looking for a working student position. Mia’s goals for next year include competing in the CIC** at NAJYRC and completing a CCI**. She is aiming to be a top rider and trainer with her own business.


Follow Mia on her social media and help her to become the 2018 Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider:


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List of finalists:


2018 Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider quest is on

The finalists have been chosen. In case you missed it, here is what will happen next:

Part 2 – We will get to learn more about each of these interesting young riders
Tune in over the month of November to find out about the unique stories behind these young riders. Riders will be submitting Blogs or Vlogs to share their stories.  This is an amazing group of up and comers with goals and dreams. Look forward to hearing about Eventing from all over North America. Be ready for stories that are going to make you laugh, cry and cheer.

Part 3 – Public voting
On Dec 1, 2017, public voting on the Blogs and Vlogs will begin on Eventing Connect for the finalists. The public voting will end on Dec 12, 2017. The public voting will account for 50% of Bit of Britain’s sponsorship decision. Other considerations will include their social media following and social media interaction from Oct 19, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017.

Part 4 – Sponsorship Announcement
On Jan 5, 2018, the sponsorships will be announced on Eventing Connect. Three riders will receive sponsorships for three different values that will include a variety of products from which the riders can choose:

  • 1st place – Gold ($1500 USD),
  • 2nd place – Silver ($1000 USD)
  • 3rd place – Bronze ($500 USD)
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