Pickles and I have completed our challange ! Pickles is not a dressage pony but we remembered our test and stayed in the arena and scored 46. A clear in the SJ and 1 time penalty, 2 refusals xc and time penalties. I'm so proud of my wonderful pony, borrowed from my daughter and now taken over as my own. He has taught me so much this year and has been so forgiving of my mistakes (especially as he has done very little xc himself). Thank you so much to everybody who has put so much work into organizing this challange. I never thought I could achieve what I have this year and with all my children giving up riding it has given me a reason to keep Pickles for myself. It hasn't been easy and I have had many a wobble but remembering Hannah's courage and bravery has made me push myself through the nerves. My fantastic friends and family (and cake sales) have helped me raise over a £1000 with gift aid and I hope to go on raising money for Hannah and Willberry in the future.❤️
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