Our next Champion Born to Shine on the Centre Line is Diane Lowes from Buckinghamshire. Diane and Jessie placed 2nd in the BD Online Associated Championships 2018 at Introductory Restricted.
I had a passion for riding from birth and have been riding since I was about five.
Knowing what I know now I wish I had become a vet!
Miss Moon Boots (Jessie) is a 7 year old, traditional gypsy cob piebald mare.
2017 had been a tough year, falling off, having a full hip replacement then losing my horse. I found Jessie locally she was an unschooled happy hacker. Fortuitously I discovered that my dressage trainer/coach, Sarah Hawkins, knew the horse quite well and highly recommended her as long as I was prepared for the hard work to turn her into a dressage horse! I bought her in February 2018 and we have had a really fun year particularly enjoying competing with Dressage Anywhere!
Have you got any interesting stories or anecdotes about your horse?
Jessie is a busy, nosy intelligent mare who seems to enjoy life!
In 2019 I would like to be successfully competing at Novice by the summer and Elementary by the end of the year. This would be a mix of Dressage Anywhere online competitions and going out to some shows. I would also like to qualify for the BD TGCA Championships.
Second place in the Restricted Section of the the Dressage Anywhere Intro BD Championship (3rd overall)!
I heard about Dressage Anywhere on social media and I love that I can compete without going out to a show.