AKA – Chika!! I’m aware this might not be very interesting to many non-horsey people, so if it isn’t, skip on 😀 But as this blog is about my life to a certain extent to, she must feature!
To all you horsey folk out there however, this might be interesting:
Chika (Rowberton Flamenco) is a Thoroughbred x Appaloosa 16hh mare, and is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I got her in February 2005, and after a slliiigghtly rocky start (she has quite a buck on her, and being a green 5year old, was not quite sure how to control herself!), we got it together and have done a bit everything; a couple of showjumping competitions, cross country training, endurance rides and shows, although my main passion in riding has always been dressage, so that is what we focused on. We even got placed at the Summer Regional Championships, which was such a huge deal – I got to complete one of my ambitions; cantering around the edge of the arena in a prize giving!! Definetly a very proud moment 🙂
Now I’m at uni, competing has had to take a back seat, so for now I’m just enjoying riding her when I can (weekends), hacking and playing about. I sure do miss her when I’m away though!!