Now that CHI Genève is getting closer, we are very excited to announce that seven riders from YRA family will jump next week in the wonderful setting of Palexpo. An achievement that makes us very proud and for which we express great gratitude to show’s steering committee. The talented riders are Bertram Allen - not new to Geneva’s crowd - Harry Charles, Amy Inglis, Mikey Pender and Karen Polle for CSI5*; Sophie Hinners and Guido Franchi will be competing among U25.
YRA continues to grow by supporting the young talented generation; this year it came to its 6th edition and the collection of accomplishments is getting longer and longer. More than 45 riders had been trained, several of them are now professionals, others had been included in different working segments and some are still athletes.
In 2014, when founded, YRA represented a fully new concept for promising riders, with a broad original formula to assist young talents in becoming future professionals. “Today, after 6 years, we can claim to be extremely satisfied” remarked Breido Count zu Rantzau Vice President of Athenaeum. “ At the beginning of this adventure we would never have believed to collect such results: several medals at the YR European Championships, six riders have represented their countries during Senior Championships in 2017 and 2019” continued Count zu Rantzau “ working with young athletes is truly exciting, somehow it makes us feel younger too! ".
“In 2014 we opened a path, today we must continue to grow and invest in it, for the future of our young talents and for our sport” asserted Eleonora Ottaviani president of Athenaeum.
We strongly believe in our mission and we are immensely grateful to our sponsor for trust and support. For YRA talents we have high expectations for the years to come, beginning with this week of great sport and challenges.