What a week! ‘Bradgate Park Dante’ affectionately known as “Dangles” has been amazingly consistent all year and topped it off by winning the CCI 2* at the Australian International 3DE held in Adelaide.
It was also great to be part of the winning NSW team, consisting of myself, Jess Rae, Rob Palm and Sophie Adams.
This is the first time I have competed at Adelaide. I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing setting and atmosphere and can’t wait to go back. We had a great trip over and back with co pilots Jess Rae, Tess Pressdee, Skye Ramsey and Dad. Lots of laughs, food stops, toilet breaks, fuel and sleeping!
Huge thanks to the owners of ‘Dangles’, John and Bev Healey of Bradgate Park. Your on going support and commitment is just amazing, and I probably wouldn’t have taken up eventing without your encouragement! I hope this is start of bigger things to come.
I am very lucky to have an amazing support team behind myself and ‘Dangles’, which is lead by my amazing partner, Tarsha Hammond. You’re a super coach and mentor and without your guidance and support my eventing would’ve been short lived!
My super stand in show groom Skye Ramsey. You had very big shoes to fill in for Taylor Foley and you smashed it! Thanks also to Chloe Palmer, who kept everything running smoothly at home whilst we were away.
Kim Dunda Latter and the team at Mitavite for the ongoing sponsorship. It’s not just the fact that you supply us great feed, it’s the ongoing support with detailed information and advice that you provide that really helps fine tune and balance my horse’s feed giving them the best ability to perform and recover. This year we have really incorporated the use of Athlete plus to aid the horses recovery.
CWD Australia for supplying me with such great saddles and gear.
Dangles and I were very unlucky having a big fall at ‘Canberra Horse Trials’ a few weeks before Adelaide. I can’t thank Sharon May Davis for all the horse physio, massage and ongoing treatments she has helped us with just before Adelaide.
Also Linda Greenwood from Anytime Fitness Wyoming who organises the amazing Ange Collongues to do home visits to get me back in the saddle!
I can’t thank the Simpson family enough for showing my Dad the social side of Adelaide. He had an amazing time and loved every minute. It’s been a tough year emotionally with the passing of my mum and it was great to have him there.
Thank you to everybody who called or messaged with support over the weekend, and to those who kept Tarsha updated throughout the weekend.
Photos credit of Libby Law.