Matilda Haley has had a busy time competing at the Northern Regionals and British Dressage Youth Home International over the past month.
We have had a great start to 2019. Arlo is just going from strength to strength! His lateral work is unrecognisable compared to sixth months ago and sometimes when in a test, I think, ‘That felt just like it did when I was nailing it with Gari’.
The last few weeks of 2018 were lovely and calm for us, as we enjoyed the festive season. We have been spending much of the last few months training, and had a fantastic lesson on lateral work, which gave us a great confidence boost.
If anyone would have told me in July that Arlo would be a different horse in October, I may not have believed you, but miracles do happen! Arlo’s behaviour away from home is coming on leaps and bounds!
It was my first Scottish Championships this year, despite qualifying on many different occasions, but it was certainly worth the wait!
The roller-coaster ride that is horses hasn’t stopped! Due to exams, the first half of May was very quiet, and June saw me take Larry (Mum’s horse) to Pony Club Senior Camp in preparation for my B Test.
It has certainly been a busy few weeks with us up here! Arlo, as ever, is being a total darling with his inquisitive personality and great work ethic.
Dengie ambassador Matilda Haley updates us with her exciting plans and goals for 2018.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Arlo certainly did! He loved his Christmas presents which included a ‘roast dinner’ i.e. all the fruit and veg I can find in the house mixed in with his usual Dengie meal.
This year has been a tough one for me, things have been slowly but surely improving. I now have a new dancing partner but of course, I would not have this incredible dancing partner without everything Gari gave me, and for that, I am always grateful to him.
It's been crazy here for the past few weeks, with fitting in revision around Gari! However, we had a good time at the Scottish Winter Regionals and my mum and dad surprised me with an early birthday present!