Sharon Cooknell and Sun Delight from Lincolnshire placed 1st in the Novice Restricted and 3rd in the Elementary classes in the British Dressage Online Associated Championships 2018. Find out more about this fab partnership that has been competing with Dressage Anywhere since 2015.
When I was three years old with my auntie after my dad passed away from cancer. She'd had horses for years and I was soon hooked!
I had thyroid cancer 10 years ago so after three operations and recovery I purchased my first horse - life is too short!
Sun Delight (Penny) is an 11 year old Irish Draught roan grey (now dappled).
Six months after purchasing my first horse (16.3hh grey gelding) I was allowed to purchase a second, adamant it wouldn't be a mare! I tried several and then there was this horse in a stall in Leicestershire. The seller knew I didn't want a mare so didn’t mention that to start with but the eyes looked at me and then I was smitten so five years down the line and being a six year ID, she has grown lots but I wouldn't change her tantrums and face pulling for the world.
Have you got any interesting stories or anecdotes about Penny?
She is very demanding and very much a tomboy - definitely no lady!!
Novice and Elementary dressage but we were meant to compete in show jumping, which we have done too just not for awhile as don't have any brakes!
To improve our scores at these levels and I'd like to jump again.
Suppleness and relaxation.
Online search engines for ways to compete from home.
High listed judges with constructive feedback.