First of all I have some fantastic news!
I am pleased to announce that I have completed my End Point Assessment and gained an overall ‘Pass’ grade in my Level 3 Senior Equine groom apprenticeship! I achieved a distinction in the practical day, a distinction in the professional discussion and a pass in the knowledge test. I worked super hard to achieve this and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my trainer coach, Jess Coltman! The support she gave me was amazing. I have thoroughly enjoyed this apprenticeship, it has been really interesting, and I would absolutely recommend it!
Lots of competitions to update you on next! My young horse, Dennis (Samara’s Secret), has been a super boy and has been to a few more shows. He has gained so much confidence in the ring. We competed in two preliminary rounds at Widmer Equestrian Centre to gain more ring experience, and he gained two scores that were just shy of 70% in his second ever British Dressage show!! We have also been to Bury Farm and Onley Equestrian Complex where we gained two more respectable scores and already, we are nearly qualified for Winter Regionals at Prelim Gold! I couldn’t be happier, and I am really excited for our future together.
At the start of July, I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to groom for Judy Harvey and her horse SP Bento, at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. I had a brilliant time, and always love grooming at the bigger shows! It was super to catch up with lots of friends and to watch the professional riders competing, I always find it so inspirational!
As July came to a close, I competed Beanie (Rubini Royale) in the Summer Regional Championships at Advanced Medium Gold at Bury Farm. I was the only U25 rider in the class and I held my own against the professional riders, gaining 67.3% which is our best regional score as a combination! We placed 8th out of 16 riders, which I’m incredibly proud of! It’s so nice to be able to compete such an experienced horse, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to ride him.
Lots to look forward to in the coming weeks, I will update you in my next blog!
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