Karen here 🙂
Last week a number of clients asked about my horse Rico…
So I thought you might like to know a little bit more about him and my eventing
I was introduced to horses when I was six years old and joined our Pony Club in Limerick.
Over the years I developed an interest in eventing which combines dressage, showjumping and cross country. While I have evented with a number of horses, I have a particular connection and fondness for my horse “Helluvaguy”, stable named “Rico”, whom I have been eventing for almost eight years, competing at National and International level.
Rico and I have enjoyed success in individual and team events, winning the Eventing Ireland Under25 National League Championship and the Irish Pony Club team Championship.
Like us humans horse get injured too and for a time last year it was touch and go, Rico had to undergo a back operation. Thankfully it was a success and shortly after Christmas Rico travelled over from Ireland and is now enjoying life in stables adjacent to Cirencester Park.
We are excitied as in the coming weeks we are heading into our first British Eventing competition. It has been a big date in the calender for a good few months now.
I will keep you posted on how we get on..
As you might have guessed I have developed a special interest in the interaction between horse and rider and the manner in which the fitness of one complements the other. I am currently studying for a Masters of Science in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College.
Whether you are a rider or just and equine enthusiasts I look forward to you joining me on my journey. Each month I will be writing a blog and newsletter combining mine and Rico’s adventures and with some top tips for riders. Next month will focus on rider fitness.
Have a wonderful week
PS here is a picture of me and Rico