Former racehorse wins at nationwide dressage championship

Crimson Gold, who switched from a profession in racing two years in the past, was high of the leaderboard within the elementary bronze championship on the Petplan Equine Summer time Space Pageant Championships at Enviornment UK (7–10 October) on 69.8% underneath Hayley Ford.
“It’s such a shock. I didn’t count on all of it, however I used to be so happy along with her check. Individuals like us don’t win issues like this,” stated Hayley, who travelled all the best way from Devon to Lincolnshire to compete.

“Crimson Gold was given to us by some mates a few years in the past, point-to-point trainers Lisa and Leslie Jefford. They bred her and he or she hated racing. They caught us after we went to see them and requested if we needed a horse. We thought a freebie sounds good and we’d see how she went with a view to promoting her, however now she’s staying.”
Hayley credited a lot of her success to her coach Anna Ross.
“Anna has been an enormous turning level in my confidence, not simply with driving however as an individual,” defined Hayley. “My mare didn’t really miss a beat at this time – she was actually on music. She hates rein again with a ardour and so it was good she cooperated with that too. We have been delighted with our check – she didn’t do something unsuitable.”

Hayley highlighted that Crimson Gold isn’t probably the most simple of horses at house.
“There’s quite a bit that we’ve to do to maintain her pleased. We don’t hack her, we long-rein her as an alternative, for instance. I can’t get on her with out plying her with treats and though she might be laid again and he or she does love life, she likes to get her work performed within the morning – she’ll be sociable then – whenever you go to see her within the night she’ll fairly actually stick her hooves up at you – and her enamel!
“She’s simply very a lot her personal individual and he or she saves her finest for the competitions.”

Learn the total report from the Petplan Equine Summer time Space Pageant Championships at Enviornment UK in Horse & Hound journal, on sale Thursday 21 October

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