Rachael Murray based in the UK and member of Qatar Fryslan Dressage, is regularly in the placings at Prelim and Novice levels. We caught up to find out more about her and Mabel.
I got into horses aged seven.
I have a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science which I don't use for work.
Mabel is an 11 year old skewbald warmblood cross traditional cob.
After losing my cob, I saw an advert online eight years ago.
She tried to kill me as a four year old when I got her fit for the first time. It took a lot to not sell her on. I stuck to it and schooled her myself and I'm still alive (and so is she)!
Practice all the time where possible. We have lots of team chats and egging each other on, I love the team spirit. The team members are what get me motivated each month!
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To score more than 70% in a Novice test and to successfully ride a test in the white boards at the championships!
My spooky mare.
We scored 77.11% in a Prelim test, which we didn't expect!
From my lovely Qatar friends.
The fact I don't have to stress my spooky horse out going to an event every month.
Read the comments and work on the judge's feedback, it makes all the difference.