Lister News | 19 October 2020

Joining the Lister Elite Ambassador Team

Lister is thrilled to introduce serval new brand Ambassadors onto the Lister Elite team.

We chose the elite athletes through the extensive talent list of leading equestrian PR and talent agency SRPR and were delighted to be working with them. Joining our ever growing and talented team are Anthony Condon, Sarah Higgins, Vicky Smith, Jay Halim and Jess Dunn.

Our ambassadors are inspiring leaders, storytellers, and doers from around the world. They help us to keep our fingers on the pulse of their communities and provide us with invaluable feedback so that we can improve, innovate and grow.

The ambassador scheme has three tiers Elite, Pro and #TeamLister. Each category represents a multitude of experts in their disciplines, businesses and a variety of passionate equine riders starting out in their new disciplines.  

Each ambassador plays a crucial role in helping to ensure Lister can be the best it can be, and we rely on the expertise and passion of our ambassadors to support us. Therefore, we are delighted to have such talented and well recognised new riders joining the Lister team, and we would like to introduce you to them.

Anthony Condon - Team Ireland Showjumper, Nations Cup team member, and shortlisted for the Olympics 2021

Originally from Waterford in Ireland, Antony is a regular face on the 5* global circuit, Antony has racked up numerous wins and successes backed by his partner, Laura Johnson, and a team of supportive owners, which include:

  • 101 top level wins
  • 1421 top level starts
  • 2 Nations Cup wins

Currently ranked 164th in the Longines World Ranking list.

Shortlisted for the Olympics on SFS Aristio and SFS Vincomte, as well as a Nations Cup team member, Antony has chosen SRPR to assist him and his team in continued success for both him, his brand and his owners.


Sarah Higgins - International Dressage Rider

Sarah is a British International rider based at Pinfold Stables in Cheshire. She has ridden internationally from Ponies (winning a bronze medal) to Grand Prix in 2019, riding Sarah Rao's Alfranco at Liverpool International Horse Show. Her career highlights include many top placing national championships, premier league and international shows. She has a fantastic team of owners with some really exciting Advanced horses with younger horses following on behind.

As well as her own competitive aspirations, Sarah has several clients competing up to international Grand Prix level, several of whom have competed throughout Europe and the Asian Championships in Thailand.

Vicky Smith - Numerous HOYS winner, producer and Judge

Vicky is a British producer of show and event horses from her yard at her Cheshire home.

She has had lots of success from a young age riding a variety of show horses and has achieved numerous wins at Horse of the Year Show, the Royal International Horse Show and Royal Windsor.

After 12 years as a secondary school teacher, Vicky set up her own yard in 2017 and has continued to produce winners at top level shows and grassroots eventing. Vicky’s career highlights include winning the Coloured Championship at HOYS in 2017, Cob Championship in 2018 and Hunter Championship at the Royal International in 2019. Vicky has also evented internationally at 2*.

Jess Dunn- International Dressage Rider

Jess Dunn is an International Dressage rider and trainer based in Burnley, at White Hill Stud. Having Evented until she was aged 14, Jess then went on to represent England on the BYRDS team at 6 Home Internationals.

She won her first National Title in 2006 as well as travelling to compete at the Australian Youth Olympics in 2009 winning Team Gold and Individual Bronze.

In 2011, Jess moved to Germany where she stayed for 3 years training under Wolfram Wittig, competing up to PSG level.

Having moved back to the UK, Jess has won Regional and National titles at every level in Dressage up to Inter1. Jess has amassed International Small Tour titles on 4 occasions.

Jay Halim- International Showjumper

Originally from Essex, Jay was born into a non horsey family, but his passion for horses started from an early age, where he would work at his local riding school in exchange for lessons.

Fast forward a few years, and Jay is now based in Burford, Cotswolds, at the stunning Shilton Edge Farm which is his base for breeding his elite performance horses, as well as training riders at all abilities from grass routes through to Olympians.

Jay is a familiar face on the 5* Global circuit with numerous wins and placings under his belt. He has achieved 35 wins to date and is ranked in the top 2000 riders on the FEI Longines rankings.

As well as competing at the top of his Sport, Jay regularly takes time to undertake masterclasses and demonstrations at shows up and down the Country as he takes pleasure in seeing others learn from his experience and grow as riders.


We look forward to the future ahead and working with these new ambassadors going forward

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