Anna Bostrand-Daly and her dressage horse, Zavir have been in fantastic form and update us on their recent success.
Says Anna: “We have recently returned from The Tack & Togs Championships at Sheepgate, a two day show that was great fun with excellent competition.
“This was only our third and fourth outing at Inter I level and although I was hopeful we would do well I never imagined we would win our section.
“Zavir warmed up lovely on the first day and gave me a good feel in the arena, however we split the judges rather dramatically so not the score I had hoped for, even though we were in the lead after the first day.
“I gave him an extra meal that day of Equerry Conditioning Mash and electrolytes as it had been a very hot day.
“On the second day I got the same great feel in the warm up and also carried that on down the centre line for a solid and correct test, we gained a 65%+ score and I was thrilled with my boy.
“The class ran for a further two hours and at the end of it we stood overall Champions of our section.
“It was with great pride I stepped onto the winning spot on the podium for the prize giving and it was extra special to receive a gorgeous sash too!
“Zavir is my horse of a lifetime and last year I said PSG was our lifetime goal but now going well at Inter I we don’t want to stop there as I really feel that Grand Prix is within reach.
“This is a horse I have only owned for two years and progressed from Medium to Inter I in that time, he is not an easy horse so requires a certain routine and management and naturally he gets the best of everything, including his feed which he absolutely adores.”