Kate Dashper is one of only six recipients of Leeds Metropolitan University’s Promising Researcher Fellowships, to be taken up over a period of one semester next academic year.  Kate‘s project “The equestrian sport tourist: An ethnographic investigation” will focus on participants in equestrian tourism and equestrian sport events in Yorkshire and the North of England. This exciting opportunity will allow Kate to develop a deep understanding of the motivations of these as yet un-researched tourism and event participants and to develop links with local equestrian and tourism businesses.