claire akers

Claire Akers

I have been riding since I was seven initially in a weekly lesson but soon I progressed to loaning then owning my own pony. During the school holidays and weekends I worked at the local Equestrian centre breaking and schooling horses. I decided on a career in equine industry and have studied Equine Science to MSc.

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What is your favourite horsey activity?

I have been involved with in a wide range of horsey activities, from playing horseball, to dressage and team chasing.  I currently own Mimi, a 16hh, 5 year old, grey TB mare.  She's a ex-racehorse that I'm currently retraining and hope to compete BE next spring.

Who is your all time horsey hero?

My all time horsey hero is Milton.

What is your most embarrassing horsey moment?

My most embarrassing horsey incident was spending four days in the field trying to catch my very naughty pony. In the end the vet was called and had to borrow a blow dart from the local zoo to tranquilize him.


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