FOR the third year in succession, Cardigan rider Soffia Cynwyl has been sponsored by local builders merchants LBS.

Soffia, a 15-year-old pupil at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, said she was delighted.

“It’s just a boost for my successes to be recognised by a national company,” she said.

“The funding has allowed me to gain more experience and training as well as helping with travelling costs so I’m really very grateful for the continued support.”

Soffia promotes LBS at competitions by using clothing with their logo.

Assistant branch manager Elys Gwynne James said they had enjoyed following Soffia’s progress.

“Our sponsorship has allowed Soffia to have training sessions with a variety of riding instructors culminating in her representing Wales at working hunter and show jumping competitions,” she said.

“We’ve enjoyed our journey with her and her hard work and determination have ensured she’s put LBS on the map.

“We are proud once more to be her sponsor.”