An exciting update from DBF Ambassador Mari Akhurst who had some really encouraging results with her young horse Bear last weekend, winning their first competition of 2019.
Congratulations, Mari. The hard work really is paying off and all bodes really well for the future of this great team.
I think that the mutual trust and affection in this elegant horse and rider partnership is clear in the lovely photograph above of Mari with Bear.
I competed Bear at the weekend and he scored 71.1% and came 1st; this shows that our hard work over the winter months has paid off and what an exciting prospect he is. It was our first competition of 2019, so a great start. I will now be concentrating on my other horse Sky and our preparations for the International in Belgium. On our return I will be looking to get the remaining points with Bear to qualify him for the Gold Semi Finals he has 10 (after only two qualifiers) and needs 12 so we are pretty close. Mari Akhurst, Para Dressage rider
Motivational Speaking: On another note, if you have an event coming up where a Motivational speaker would enhance the occasion, please remember that Mari is adding this string to her career bow and would be very happy to talk to and undoubtedly inspire guests. She has had to overcome many hurdles to pursue her dream of competing internationally and at the top level in Para Dressage. An immensely gutsy and determined person with a true love for her sport, Mari is a genuinely inspiring speaker, able to talk from her own experiences and adapt her Speech to suit various situations and venues.
: If you’d like to find out more, or to hire Mari to speak, please contact her on email@example.com
Tags: Mari Akhurst, Motivational Speaking, para dressage, Tokyo Paralympics
: To see more about Mari, her 4-legged team and the hard work and dedication that goes into pursuing her dream of competing for Team GB at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, please follow the link to check out her Facebook Page