WILL Fletcher’s fledgling career has been boosted by becoming the recipient of the Ella Popely Mentorship Award for 2019.

The 19-year-old, from Faringdon, was presented with the accolade at the London Horse Show at Olympia.

The award offers unique mentorship to an up and coming rider aged between 18-25.

It is in memory of Ella Popely, who died in a car accident in 2016.

Fletcher will be mentored by World Equestrian Games team gold medallist Laura Kraut, who also triumphed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

The teenager has enjoyed a stellar 12 months, winning team gold at his first Young Rider European Championships, before making his debut on a senior Nations Cup team in Rabat.