On Tuesday 8th March Maj. Gen Shaun Burley Director Army Sport Control Board had great pleasure in presenting Captain Zoe Andrews with the DASCB Coin for sporting achievements whilst attending the Grand Military Cup at Sandown.
Captain Andrew is a member of the Army Showjumping Team (ASJT) and the Mounted Sports Club (MSC) Officer on the Army Equitation committee. A dual commitment she manages effortlessly whilst serving as the Adjutant of 3 Signal Regiment.
Capt Andrew’s role within Army Equitation is relatively new and she is responsible for coordinating all representative sport activity at Corps level. With the increased focus on force health protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, this role has become increasingly busy. Over the last 12 months, she has coordinated attendance from across the Corps and Mounted Units in 7 fixtures and overseen the organisation of 18 training camps. Her diligent approach to sport administration has ensured that opportunities exist in the disciplines of dressage, Showjumping and eventing for over 400 riders at Corps level. No mean feat when liaising with multiple event organisers and 12 different team managers for the various Corps and Mounted Units.
As a sportswoman, Capt Andrew has excelled over the last year, arguably the most successful member of the Army Showjumping Team. She has stepped up to competing in 1.30m classes at national level, qualified for the British Showjumping National Finals and was crowned Army Showjumping Champion 2021.
At the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Capt Andrew displayed incredible skill and a steely determination to complete a speedy double clear round and spearhead the Army team to winning the Inter-Services Team Showjumping title. She has also qualified for the Inter-Services Showjumping Final at the London International Horse Show as 1 of only 8 riders across the Services to do so. For her efforts, she was awarded a BAE Scholarship by the Army Sports Control Board in 2021.