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Matilda Haley

Matilda Haley is 16-years-old and has been a BD Youth rider since she was 11-years-old. She lives in NE Scotland. Her current ride is Go (Arlo to his friends). Arlo is a talented 6-year-old KWPN gelding who came over from The Netherlands in October 2017. 

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Prior to this Matilda’s top horse was Watch Me! (Gari to his friends!) who was her first horse after coming off ponies. Together their campaigned their way very successfully to Advanced Medium before he was sadly put to sleep in summer 2017. Matilda has ridden for Scotland many times on Home International, Inter-Regional and Sheepgate U25 teams. She has competed both at Regional and National level in Affiliated Dressage at the British Dressage Winter Championships and the Pony Club Championships. Matilda says that all her horses have loved their Dengie Diet and that they look well on this. Matilda’s goal is to be invited in front of the BD Junior or Young Rider selectors in future years and her dream would be to make one of the International Squads.

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    Thanks Partner!

    This year has been a tough one for me, things have been slowly but surely improving. I now have a new dancing partner but of course, I would not have this incredible dancing partner without everything Gari gave me, and for that, I am always grateful to him. 

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    Lessons Learnt And Early Birthday Presents

    It's been crazy here for the past few weeks, with fitting in revision around Gari! However, we had a good time at the Scottish Winter Regionals and I mum and dad surprised me with an early birthday present!

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    Last BYRDS Camp of the Year

    Having been fortunate enough to be selected to attend the 2016-2017 BYRDS High Performance Camps, Gari and I left Aberdeenshire on Friday morning very early for our last camp of the year at The Unicorn Trust Equestrian Centre.

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    Review of the Year

    I was sitting thinking about this last year of competition and it’s been epic. We started the year with our first medium test and freestyle to music and have ended it with 5 national titles, a selection to join the BYRDS High Performance Camps

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