Katie Walpole & Hall Kelly


BE 80(T) Broadway



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I cant believe that I have actually achieved this. From 0 to BE80 in a year. Hall has exceeded all my expectations and adapted brilliantly from racing to eventing. I have loved every aspect of the challenge and have had an amazing year going out and getting as much experience as possible before attempting the challenge. I feel very honoured to have been able to raise money for such a fantastic cause, and want to thank everyone that has organised this brilliant challenge, alot of hard work for you all I am sure. Hannah's story is one which is very close to my heart as I suffered a very rare form of cancer in my teen years, one they thought I wouldn't survive. However I am one of the lucky ones who did survive, and horses were one of the things which gave me something to live for. When I crossed the finish at Broadway I burst into tears as couldn't believe I had actually completed, and to my complete surprise I managed a double clear and finished on my dressage score which was good enough my 3rd place. I have well and truly got the eventing bug and plan to be a full BE member next year and try and qualify for Badminton Grass Roots BE90. Without Hannah Francis I would never have thought this possible! :)

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