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