Controversially (perhaps, but perhaps not?!), I would have to say I am more active because I’m disabled. When I was a child, my physio recommended that I took up horse riding, to help with my balance, strength, and mobility. You all know how that panned out, I now do para dressage! But I can honestly … Continue reading Can you really be active with a disability in tow?
So I know it’s not the beginning of the year anymore, but since the Winter Championships at Myerscough last year, what a year it has been! In case you weren’t aware, I’ll give you a bit of background. Last year at Myerscough, I had a fall from Hugo in the warm up, as he had … Continue reading A year of reflection
So this is something I have been sitting on for quite some time. I was pretty anxious to post it, but it’s something I definitely feel strongly about. I wanted to talk about the divide between Para Dressage and Able Bodied Dressage. I am firstly going to start with the name. I have never been … Continue reading Is Para Dressage REALLY parallel?
Recently there has been a few posts on some Facebook pages discussing what riders do to take care of themselves in between rides, to make sure they ride to the best of their ability. Using those as inspiration, I want to talk about what I do as a para rider to warm up before my … Continue reading Riding routine
Recently, there seems to have been a real craze for riding leggings, as opposed to your usual jodhpurs or breeches. I have to say, I am a huge fan of this current trend, no fiddly buttons or zips, and leggings are super comfy. Anyone who knows me well knows that I basically live in leggings, … Continue reading Riding leggings
The beginning of this month saw the first ever British Dressage Eastern region Para Camp, which took place at Chigwell Riding Trust. On Monday 30th July, riders descended on Chigwell for 3 fully packed days of equestrian activity. There were 7 riders overall, 4 of which (including myself!) ride at Chigwell. It was very exciting … Continue reading BD Eastern Para Camp 2018
So, now that Bishop Burton is over, I thought I would give a day by day breakdown of what went on. Before the event, it did feel quite overwhelming with everything that was going to be going on, but all the venue staff, and the wonderful stewards were all so helpful, so I needn't had … Continue reading Bishop Burton CPEDI 1*