Dawn is based on the Hertfordshire/Essex border with her ‘horse of a lifetime’ Twilight a Connemara x TB gelding.
Before I found Twilight 5 years ago I had all but given up riding. I had a couple of nasty falls and my confidence was rock bottom. On paper a just turned 6 year old who had been turned away for the last 6 months probably wasn’t everyone’s idea of a good match! However I started riding him regularly, to help get him fit to enable the owner to sell him. Something just clicked and that was the start of our journey. We tackled the world together, dressage to start, then the odd jump, some XC, slowly slowly I was enjoying riding again.
Twilight has taken me to the National Hunter Trial Champs, the Connemara Eventing Finals, numerous competitions round the South East, along with being on teams for our local Riding Club. I’m very lucky to be able to train with some top riders/instructors including local 3* event rider Claire Fielding, International GP dressage rider Alex Hardwick and the best confidence giving instructor going John Adams.
It’s not always been easy, we’ve had our fair share of thrills and spills but the good always outweigh the bad!
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