Name: Lucy Rowton-Lee
Age – 13
Height – 15.3hh
I have had Fred for one year and together we have had so much fun! We have competed at Unaffiliated One and Two Day Events, Eventers Challengers, Show Jumping, Dressage, Showing and Combined Training. Fred’s favourite discipline would definitely be Cross Country!! Fred and I also love long hacks with friends and he loves to visit to our local gallops too!
Age – 18
Height – 14hh
I have had Roly for 7 years and in that time together we have done Pony Club, One Day Events and Hunter Trails, Show Jumping, Dressage, Fun Rides, Sponsored Rides, Le Trec and so much more! He has been my pony of a life time and he is now having a slightly quieter life at home keeping Fred company and going on long hacks and sponsored rides with me! He is also now teaching a four year old girl to ride.
In which Disciplines do you compete?
I like to compete in all disciplines with Fred, our favourite would be eventing which we have both thoroughly enjoyed this year and hope to keep going with next summer. We have done winter Dressage and Show Jumping together which we have also enjoyed, as well as showing and combined training! Fred loves going out and about to new places, but is also equally happy to hack and play at home!
When did you first become interested in horse riding and why? I have always loved horses for as long as I can remember, I first rode when I was three years old and since then I have never stopped! I learnt to ride on a 10.1hh Blue Roan Pony called Dandelion and he is probably the reason that I am still riding today as he gave me such happy and enjoyable introduction to horses and riding! Whether it was riding, brushing or mucking out I would never be far from horses when I was a younger and nothing has changed!
What is your greatest achievement to date in your chosen discipline? My greatest achievement to date would probably be coming First with Fred at our first ever Two Day Event (which was only our second ever time eventing)! We were representing my School as an individual and it was such a fun weekend! Although we had a challenging start with our Dressage Test, where we had a man swinging out of a tree which he was cutting down with a chainsaw, Fred gave me a super ride and we went completely clear for the whole weekend finishing on our dressage of 26. We loved the Steeplechase in particular and Roads and Tracks in addition to the Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country. I was so proud of Fred and he looked after me for the whole weekend!
What do you hope to achieve with your pony/horse in 2016/2017? Over the next year I would like to continue competing with Fred in a variety of disciplines, I am very lucky that he will turn his hoof to most things and give them a go. I would like to do some winter Dressage and Show Jumping and then do the 2017 eventing season.
Which of the Likit toys and treats are your favourite and why? Fred’s favourite Likit treats would defiinitely be the Apple and Cinnamon Likit Snaks, he gets them as a reward for being a good boy all the time and we never leave home in the horse lorry without them! I use the hanging Likit Holder frequently with both horses to keep them occupied when they are left home alone. Roly LOVES the Hanging Likit Refills and will have any flavour that we give him! Fred LOVES the Apple, Carrot and Mint flavours but will equally make his way through any flavour we give him!
Finally, if you could spend the day with any professional equestrian who would it be and why? The person who I would most like to spend a day with is Natasha Baker, having met her briefly she came across as such a lovely person who is clearly a gifted and very talented rider who has worked so hard to achieve all that she has. I volunteer and work at RDA she really is a true inspiration to everybody who rides and is involved in horses.