Cornwall Farmers is supporting endurance rider Nicky Sherry as she trains for the World Equestrian Games, due to be held in Normandy, France this summer.

Nicky, from St Breward on Bodmin Moor, is a member of the UK Elite Senior Team Squad. Endurance riders embark on controlled long distance riding up to 160km, with veterinary check points to ensure each competing horse is in good health.

Cornwall Farmers and Patch & Acre are supporting Nicky’s training by providing supplies of their own-brand ‘Super Cool’ horse feed which she now uses for grey Arab mare Silver Zourra, who Nicky will be riding at the Games.

Nicky, who in March gained a Grade 1 award competing in the 60km Wadebridge Endurance Ride, said: “I met the team at Cornwall Farmers when I visited their Wadebridge store for advice on horse feed.

“The feed they have provided helps keep Zourra healthy and well prepared for training rides which is crucial when qualifying for big competitions.”

Nicky will spend spring and early summer attending rides and training weekends which she schedules around her full time job as a practice manager for a GP surgery.

Isobel Hanson, Cornwall Farmers’ equine category manager, said: “It’s great to build a relationship with local riders who share our passion for equestrian sports.

“Not only did we want to support Nicky with products from our store, we invited her to share her wealth of experience with other equine enthusiasts. If you want to follow Nicky’s progress she is guest writing a regular blog on our website and we hope that budding riders will benefit from her knowledge.”

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games sees athletes from over 60 nations compete against each other in eight official Fédération Equestre Internationale disciplines. Nicky’s progress can be followed at