A young breeder from Harborough was part of a team at the International Young Breeders Championships which were held in Sweden.
Camille Best (21) was part of the Warmblood Studbook UK senior team at the championships which were held in Bollerup in Sweden last month.
The Warmblood Studbook UK was one of three teams that were selected for the championships, organised by the World Federation for Sport Horses. Camille’s team finished 14th overall.
The team has benefited from a donation and training bursaries from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust which supports the British Young Breeders to help educate young people in the importance of responsible breeding.
The teams were also supported by The Stallion Company.
The championship, which is open to teams made up of young people age 16 to 25, tests young breeders theory and handling on the triangle, among other things.
Camille said she felt both shocked and privileged when she found out she would be representing the Warmblood Studbook UKteam at the world championships.
She said: “I was very pleased with my results and comments from the judges having been in the process for such a short time.
“It was daunting going up against some of the larger studbrooks.”
Camille hopes to improve her own judging by attending events and stallion gradings and is hoping to get more experience and contacts in the industry.
To find out how to get involved with the British Young Breeders visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/British-Young-Breeders.