20 yr old British eventer, Alyssa Yallop is on her way to achieving a place in the Miss World 2016 beauty competition. She has reached the semi-final stage of the Miss England beauty pageant with the purpose of hopefully raising her profile to help her future eventing career.
Contestants are encouraged to promote themselves and the competition, and to raise money for the Miss Wold charity, Beauty with a Purpose. Formerly known as Miss World Scholarship, it is an event established in 2001 that is celebrated during the activities prior to the Miss World pageant. It awards the contestant with the most relevant and important charity project in her nation.
“A main aim [of Miss England] is to raise as much money as possible for the charity, which helps children across the world. If you win, you pick which country and how it should be spent.
“So instead of doing a 10km run or something, I thought I’d combine it with the riding and try to do something a bit more exciting.” said Alyssa.
“I represent my country in eventing so I thought I’d do something with an equestrian theme. I’ve organised a charity pony show at my home on June 5.”
“One More Step, who my sister Lauren competed at four-star level, is 19 now and, unfortunately, I had to retire him after Chatsworth (14 May),” she said. “He left a leg and I fell in the water. His mind’s good but his muscles aren’t as quick as before.
“So I’m looking for new owners. I’ve got some babies and I’m still hoping to compete at the top, but it’s so expensive – I do everything I can to fund it.”
Currently, Alyssa works part-time for a property company in London and is also a personal trainer and a model to fund her eventing.
Sunday 5th June 2016
Dixons Farm, Lambourn Woodlands, Hungerford, Berks, RG177SE
OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN 14 AND UNDER
REFRESHMENTS – FIRST AID
Entries close on Friday 3d June But we will take entries on the day
Entries to: Alyssa Yallop
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