Nominations open for the Hannah Francis Award

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Nominations are now open for the Hannah Francis Award – a special award created to recognise an Inspirational young eventer. Do you know someone worthy of the title?

The Hannah Francis award was set up in 2016 to honour Hannah and her incredible achievements. It’s now being awarded yearly in memory of Hannah and the inspiration that she was to so many in the eventing community.

The award will go to an inspirational young event rider, aged 22 years or younger – perhaps you know someone who fits the bill. Maybe you know an young eventer who’s overcome an injury to get back out competing or they’ve always been there to support their friends, even when things aren’t going well for them? Whatever their story, the Wilberry Wonder Pony team wants to know about it.

To nominate simply click on the button below and complete the form explaining what’s so special about your nominee. Entries close on Friday 10 November.

The winning nominee will be presented with the bronze of Hannah jumping her horse Mavis by Olympic International event rider Kitty King at her yard in Wiltshire.

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About Hannah Francis

Hannah was diagnosed with osteosarcoma an aggressive form of bone cancer in her pelvis, spine and lungs on the 1 May 2015. No matter how much pain she was in or treatment she was undergoing, teenager Hannah was determined to tell her story through social media, gathering an amazing 25,000 visitors to her Facebook page a week.

She also set up a registered charity, Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity to raise funds for further research into bone cancer, proving how determined she was to make something positive out of her situation.

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