I managed to finally find half an hour to complete our 2017 stats! So here goes...
- 8 Double Clears
- 6 Top 10 Placings
- 4 Top 3 Placings
- 6 sub 30 dressage scores
- 11 XC Clear rounds
- 10 Show Jumping Clear Rounds
- 7 No time Faults
- 15 Completed Events
- 66 Foundation Points
- 2 Regional Final Qualifications
- 1 Win!
So looking back at our season I am extremely proud of what Annie & I have achieved. Its by far the most noticeable that Annie has grown up and started to settle down. What a difference a year makes!
And the buzz certainly hasn't stopped with our season ending. We have been up for some fantastic awards and now we are up for an amazing sponsorship opportunity with FMBs Therapy Systems to win the use of their Activo- Med Rug. I know this would be a huge benefit to Annie next season and really could be the icing on the cake to help us finally get to Badminton Grassroots Final. She has been so close, we just need those extra few marks and I feel this could really make the difference.
She has always been easily distracted and tense in the dressage over the slightest thing, I have had to work extremely hard to fool her into a false sense of security to help her relax, which is really difficult when your nervous yourself!
Annie has always been difficult to get on as she is cold backed. This makes it much harder for her to relax in the initial warm up, The Activo-Med rug would help warm up her muscles prior to me getting on and also help to warm her down properly which is so important.
So how can I win this amazing piece of kit? I need to get as many likes and comments on my picture and video as possible, Now I am against some of the very best social media riders and inspirational stories you can imagine, I keep pinching myself to think I made it to the top 10.. just wow! I might not have the most stand out story behind us, but I represent the majority, I am a working rider, I work 5 and even 6 day weeks to pay for my best friend. So we can go Eventing and enjoy camps and training regularly together. Through the winter I barely get to ride, I look forward to the lighter nights so I can ride out with my girl and hack down for lessons, I am not in the saddle every day, I don't get to ride 5 horses a day. Its difficult to stay brave, its hard to feel confident when your not in the saddle as much as you should be, but I don't moan, I get on with it and enjoy every minute I spend with my horse like most others out there. We don't have unlimited budgets, we don't have facilities on site, but that doesn't matter, it doesn't put us off, it only makes the success more satisfying! That illusive win when you finally get it after 4 years of trying nobody can take that away and the feeling. No one.
SO please please please help me win this for Annie, she really does deserve it and would seriously benefit from it,
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