Grey Fern Park's chosen 'Rider Of The Day' at Saturday's Dressage competition was Tracey Sansby and her stunning mare Lulu.
Although we were very impressed with the standard of turnout and riding during Saturday's show, we chose Tracey as she demonstrated an amazing bond with her mare and a great all round partnership. Tracey has been competing at GFP regularly this season and we have certainly noticed the duo improve each time, they make a great team and we thoroughly enjoy welcoming them back each time.
Despite showjumping being Lulu's first love, Tracey has done a fantastic job with her flatwork schooling and evidently as her 2 first place rosettes proved on Saturday, the hard work has certainly paid off!!
I'm sure I won't be the only one who perhaps remembers Tracey's terrible fall from Lulu at Wittering a few years ago...well after suffering a broken leg, her determination to not let that stop her from succeeding is really inspirational!
Apparently Lulu can be a bit unsociable and a bit of a loner in the field but I'm sure she will be keen to show off her 2 red frillies to her field mates :)
Congratulations both of you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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