Fiona Kerr & Ddraiggoch Elegant Lady
BE Forgandenny (2)
I entered this challenge because my dad died 37 yrs ago from bone cancer and here poor Hannah had lost her fight too just like him. I started learning to ride properly at the age of 50/51yrs on Lady who is a 14.3 Welsh section D who has done dressage and showing but last year I decided she would like to embark on this journey with me. She is now 17yrs but has thoroughly enjoyed learning to jump coloured and XC fences. Forgandenny was not only our 1st BE but only our 4th real XC and our 2nd horse trials. Dressage went well but the nerves kicked in when entering the SJ arena as I had never been in that tented situation before so we had 2 stops. I still headed for the start of the XC knowing it was a whole step up but lady embraced the challenge with me and gave her all. We had our problems and 3 stops but jumped all the scary stuff and did complete the course. This whole journey has been a fantastic experiences where I have felt part of a special family and I will continue eventing. Feeling very proud of myself and Lady. Thank you Hannah.