In the next part of our series, Born to Shine on the Centre Line, we meet Faris Ansari, aged 9 and from Dubai who competed with us for the first time this April in our Intro Juniors class.
I have been riding with dedication for two years but started slowly since I was two years old.
I am loving painting and won some awards in painting contests among kids.
The horse I am riding is not mine. Mom is part leasing for me the loveliest Welsh Pony called Tulip, owned by nice people Tara and Jazz Hamilton. The pony is very beautiful and is a great teacher to me.
I would like to start competing in Preliminary competition classes and continue with my show jumping lessons and enter several Freestyle to Music competitions at Emirates Equestrian Center.
My dream is to be so good one day to be able to compete on European Championships level, in both Dressage and Show Jumping.
My biggest achievement is getting 68% in Intro C (judged by Lilian Stervad) at Breakfast Dressage at Emirates Equestrian Center.
From a lovely, knowledgeable, respected judge and a great horse person Nereide Goodman.
It is a great way to get comments and guiding from highly respected judges without leaving your yard. It is always useful to check your standings among riders from other countries. Though I am only nine years old now, the riders who currently compete in DA might meet one day in real event face to face :)
If you've placed in one of our competitions and would like to share your story, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.