Claudia Davis - Essex Hunt North Pony Club
My name is Claudia Davis, I am 13-years-old and together with my pony Tiff, I am competing at The Pony Club Dengie Winter Dressage Championships at Open level.
I have owned Tiff for just one year after buying him from my friend Olivia Whitelaw. He is just amazing and has taught me so much in this short space of time.
We had been practising for a few weeks since the last qualifying rounds and took into account the judges comments, trying to work on the lower scoring movements, pirouettes which is Tiff's least favourite thing. The dreaded pirouettes are now much improved thanks to the long suffering patients of my trainers Paul and Bobby Hayler. We've even been working on them on our hacks!
The finals are now less than two weeks away and the excitement is building! I love the big competition feel of Addington and I will be grooming and trimming Tiff to really show how well he is looking on his Dengie diet of Alfa-A Oil and Alfa-A Balancer. Being 18-years-old he could not look and feel in any better condition. He has plenty of energy for training (and his field time!) and is resting well too, his coat is shining and his spring dapples are beautiful.
Good luck to everyone competing, fingers crossed for a sunny weekend.