Name: Klara Ewings Age: 15 Pony: Major Ben (Ben) is 15 years old and 14hh. I got him on the 30/7/2015 and he was my first pony. He is a bit of a quirky character and likes to have things his own way! He loves going fast and jumping. He hates going into his stable and standing whilst being plaited! He gets very very strong whilst out competing and I’m jumping 80/90 courses on him at the moment. He also hates dressage and flatwork! Disciplines you compete? Show jumping, Eventing, Hunter trials and we’re pretty much willing to give anything a go! When did you first become interested in horse riding and why? I think I was always just interested in horses and wanted to give it a go! I started lesson in August 2007, when I was 6 and I have loved it ever since! What is your greatest achievement to date in your chosen discipline? It would probably be coming 1st in the 148 80cm at the Louth county show back in April. I wasn’t even supposed to be riding because I had an operation on my ear 2 weeks earlier. Ben took care of me though and brought me round safe and clear and we won! What do you hope to achieve with your pony/horse in 2016/2017? I want to hopefully be competing confidently at 90cm and gradually move up from there. I also want to join my local pony club and do eventing over the summer. I will continue doing interschool’s show jumping and improve Ben’s flatwork.
Which of the Likit toys and treats are your favourite and why? I love the Likit Snaks and treat bars as they are small and easy to carry around and useful for rewards. I also love the Likit holder as I can tie it up in the horsebox for Ben whilst we are waiting at shows. Finally, if you could spend the day with any professional equestrian who would it be and why? It would probably have to be either Ben Hobday or Bertram Allen. Ben is such an inspiration after fighting his battle with cancer and then returning to the top level of eventing. Bertram is also equally as inspiring, being at the top level of show jumping also at such a young age.
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