Senior Riders` Profiles – Sheila Watson

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Name:

Sheila Watson

Occupation:

Part time Architect`s secretary and B&B lady

Horse`s name age and breed:

Eldrick Redoubt aka Cricket dob 2003 Welsh D

Horse`s  history:

Bred by my neighbour, came to me as an entire 4yo to be broken, and stayed. He had to take over from my previous Welsh Cob TREC pony and had very smart shoes to fill.

How did you get into the sport of TREC?:

I`d heard of it but there was nothing at all locally so had to travel south for three hours to seek out our first training – and were hooked straight away.

What do you love about the sport?:

The camaraderie; the orienteering through countryside you wouldn`t usually get access to; the bonding with your pony; the whole weekend of competition.

What is your favourite phase and why?:

POR – we enjoy the “treasure hunt” of finding the correct route….

What advice would you give someone wanting to get in the sport?:

Give it a go, but find yourself a pair if you`re concerned about the POR.

And the moment of TREC you will never forget?:

Winning the GB level 4 championship with Cricket. (or Brigette greeting me
with a whisky after I’d driven an unplanned five hours across Germany in an
unknown vehicle, with an unknown trailer and pony, and a german speaking sat nav…)

 

 

 

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