One of the things that we love most at GFP, is watching our competitors and their horses/ponies progress throughout the season. It's great to be part of that journey and watch confidence grow each time they compete here whether it is showjumping, dressage or showing.
The team here at GFP are keen to recognise achievement and we have recently introduced our 'Rider of The Day' feature. We watch each class at all of our shows and one lucky rider will be selected, photographed by our resident professional photographer PS Photography and interviewed to feature on our blog.
As we progress through this season, we will be 'talent spotting' in each class at every show! There is no strict criteria, we are just looking for points such as a good sporting attitude, technique, progression...and these are just a few examples! The list of chosen riders will then be reviewed by the GFP team at the end of the season and one lucky overall winner will be crowned GFP Rider of The Year and presented with a prize at our Christmas party and awards presentation.
Anyway...our first ever Rider of The Day is Miss Georgia Radley and her gorgeous pony Abbie.
We chose Georgia for her sheer determination and the clear progression that she has shown throughout her time competing in Showjumping at GFP. It's been great to watch Georgia grow in confidence and ability and her showjumping round in the 65cm class on Sunday was great to watch - well done Georgia!
Georgia has owned her mare Abbie for just over a year and although Georgia says that Abbie's best feature is her ability to jump high fences, she can also be a very cheeky mare who has the tendency to kick out at people on occasion! Tut tut Abbie! She does love her Extra Strong Mints however, and I am sure judging by her recent performance, Georgia will have plenty of Abbie's favourite treats at the ready!
Georgia's favourite thing about competing at GFP is the friendly atmosphere and the well built showjumping courses - thank you Abbie for your lovely comments and from all of the team here at GFP we truly hope that you achieve your ultimate goal to affiliate with Abbie eventually.
See you soon! x
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