I started riding as an after a growing up admiring horses from a far. I had a couple of lessons as a child but when my sister fell off i wasn't allowed to go back. In April 12 I decided I needed a hobby, my husband and I were both in the Army and posted apart, my boss rode and so did a friend so I though if you can't beat them..... and I've not looked back.
My is my first horse, he was an early 40th birthday present after a permanent loan didn't work out. He was greaner than I expected and takes his confidence from his rider (if I think 'oh' he says 'no')
but I wouldn't want to be on this journey with anyone else. We've literally had blood sweat and tears so far but when we get it right it's amazing!!!!
I've dreamed of being an eventer since going to Badminton with work years ago so when the call for Wobbleberries went out in 2016 I signed up, working towards my dream whilst raising money and awareness for such an amazing charity.
Just after being accepted I broke my Humerus during a gridwork session which put us out of action for a few months, still sometimes starting from sctratch isn't a bad thing and certainly didn't do either of us any harm.
We didn't complete the BE80 last year but we did complete a 60cm ODE and sucessfully completed a 70cm Hunter Trail, competed SJ and an Eventer Challenge both at 70cm. (issues with Pesky fillers meant we didn't complete the 70cm ODE). We have had a winter concentrating on SJ technique and am now looking forward to seeing the back of (this never ending) winter and getting out and pushing towards the BE80.