I love the updates from Bader Grant recipient, Para-dressage rider Richard Neumann. They are full of positivity at a time when it’s so welcome to hear good news.

Richard reports that he has had a good fitness training session with his competition horse, the beautiful Otto, following a very enjoyable hack. It must be a real treat to go out hacking again following all the weeks of lockdown for horse and rider. Richard’s goal is to ride for his country and preparations are starting again for the qualifying competitions.

Laid-back (and wonderfully well and shiny) Otto clearly felt that a bit of stable rest was necessary after such a tiring day:

 

Richard’s first competition horse, Echo, who is now happily retired, wasn’t neglected either as Richard was on hand to provide clearly much appreciated neck scratches for him and his girlfriend.

In the meantime, training for Richard’s fundraising 1000-press-ups-in-a-day marathon continues with eggstra interest to ward off the boredom! (As well as some welcome help from a friend!)

 

Thank you, Richard, for these wonderfully uplifting updates! We’ll look forward to seeing what other tricks you’ll invent to alleviate the boredom…


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If you’d like to support Richard’s marathon effort, please follow the link to his Fundraising Page