LOCAL British showjumping rider Faye Raw, from Weaverthorpe, has a busy year planned for 2014 with her sights set on her return to the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Faye was invited to compete at the London leg of the tour last year and is hoping to return this year subject to securing the necessary sponsorship.

The event is one of the most prestigious in the showjumping calendar with a number of international riders attending.

Faye hopes to take her long-term ride, Un Fils de Fuego, owned by Helen Bashford-Malkie and her recently secured new ride, Wisconsin II, an 11-year-old grade A showjumper, owned by top showjumping rider, Ben Maher. The tour moves through Europe prior to coming to London and Faye hopes to compete at the Antwerp in April and Valkenswaard legs, for which the date is yet to be announced, as well as the London leg of the tour in August.

Faye's busy calendar begins at a three-day competition held at Bishop Burton College on March 28 and then follows on at the Chepstow 2* CSI International, Bolesworth 3* CSI International and Keysoe 2* CSI International shows as well as showjumping at Bramham Horse Trials and numerous qualifiers in between.

Alongside these busy plans, Faye is also undertaking her UKCC Level 3, the highest level of coaching qualification currently available through British Showjumping and will be training again with Ben Maher in the coming months.

She continues to coach local riders and plans to run both flatwork and jumping clinics in the spring for riders of all abilities.

If all the training and competing is not enough to keep her busy, Faye has also started a new venture, Raw Equine Performance, selling hoof products and bringing the exciting US Davis range of horse boots to the UK.

Further details of Faye's teaching services are available on her website www.rawshowjumping.co.uk and dates and prices for clinics will be released soon.