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Meet Heather

Meet our Heather.

She’s been riding since she was eight years old and as soon as she could, left home to explore the equestrian world.

She’s worked on a livery yard, a show jumping yard and now she’s here at our Riding Centre.

But don’t let us tell you all about Heather. Let’s hear a little more from her…

Who’s your favourite horse at the riding centre?
Charlie! He’s been my pride and joy for the past two-three years. Even through our ups and downs, he always puts a smile on my face.

What’s your hidden talent?
I used to play a numerous amount of musical instruments from the Euphonium to the Flute.

What country would you most like to go riding in?
I’d love to go riding in Greenland – this is one place I’d really love to visit and explore.

Have you ever taken part in any riding competitions?
I’ve taken part in one competition and quite a few clear round courses.
The competition was show jumping, and I was riding an older horse that I used to have. To say he wasn’t on his best behaviour, would be a massive understatement!
Since then I’ve taken part in a few clear round show jumping courses. All with different horses to increase their experience (including my horse Charlie, who just loves to jump!)

What are your top three tips for learning to ride?
Heels down, hands up
Relax
Enjoy yourself!

How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Wrapped up warm, on Charlie’s back. When it’s rainy, the tracks are more likely to be quiet, so we can relax and enjoy ourselves.

If you were a superhero, what would your super-name be and what would your super power be?
I’d love to have the power of invisibility with the name ‘Super-Hev’… I have no idea why though!

What is the best thing about working at the Riding Centre?
I’d have to say the best thing about working at the Riding Centre is getting to meet people from all over the world. I love watching as people progress riding here year after year, for example, teaching someone on their very first lesson, then going on to teach them how to jump.

What’s been your biggest achievement?
Biggest achievement is tough! Either the day I passed my trailer test (my Dad being a truck driver – I couldn’t not pass) or the day I could actually buy my own horse – I never thought this day would ever come.

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