MicroPerformance are proud to announce that Dressage rider, Lewis Carrier, a member of Team GB youth squad has joined us as a sponsored rider.
Lewis comes from a non-horsey military family and is based in Norfolk. He has owned and trained his 13-year-old Grand Prix horse Diego since a 4-year-old.
Together, they have competed at the Young Rider European Championships in France in 2018 gaining a top ten place and the U25 European Championships in Hungary in 2020. The combination are currently ranked 19th in the FEI U25 Grand Prix World Rankings.
Lewis currently trains in the UK with Gareth Hughes and Nikki Barker and is part of the British Equestrian World Class Podium Potential Pathway Programme. He has previously worked for Eilberg Dressage for four and a half years before moving to work for Anna Ross at Elite Dressage.
In 2020, Lewis set up his own business in the UK, backing and training horses and competing a small string of his own and owners’ competition horses. This year, he hopes to progress at Grand Prix with Diego breaking into the senior circuit, bring his young horses on through the levels and hopes to compete at multiple CDI’s and at his third European Championship.
When we caught up with Lewis, he described his feelings for joining the MicroPerformance Team; I am incredibly excited to work with MP and their products, the professionalism and quality the products bring with technology to improve performance and training through all disciplines is paramount. My favourite product being the MicroPerformance numnah with D30 protection panels absorbing pressures for the horse when riding.
He also commented on his plans for the upcoming year, and the effects covid restrictions have on the season; “Training is going very well, and I’m keen to get the horses out as soon my as we can. We have a plan for the year for the horses but we will see how much Covid will impact it. It’s looking like for my top horse Diego the bigger shows and CDI’s are more likely to go ahead but I am not sure about the Europeans and international competition, however we are prepared to travel and compete abroad when the chance arises.”
We wish Lewis and Diego all the best for the season and keenly follow his progress but providing a edge to help his succeed.