I am so excited to have the chance to spend a day with my heroine Laura Collett and her amazing team and horses at her yard in Lambourn, and still can’t believe that my dream is coming true- thanks so much ‘Eventing Family’!
Laura is my idol, and has inspired me so much with my riding. I would love to one day be a top eventer just like her! I have followed Laura from my first days of riding at 5 years old on my Shetland pony Holly, when Laura was a Junior Champion- she seemed at one with her horse and that’s what I wanted to be like. I have really enjoyed using her brilliant schooling and jumping ideas since, which have helped my ponies and me improve so much and gain confidence! Laura is incredible because she has overcome so many challenges, so I always think if Laura can overcome the challenges she’s had then I can overcome any of mine too! Laura always looks fabulous and is such a kind person – when I was walking the XC course at Badminton she must have had so much to think about and still took the time to have a photo taken with me – I could hardly speak as I was so excited to be in her company! When my Mum and I saw the auction to win a whole day at her yard I didn’t think it could be real, and now I’ve won I feel like the luckiest person there can be, and I know I will learn so much which will inspire and help me with my own ponies, and hopefully an eventing future!