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Readers’ Letters: Equitility Show Jumping League

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Heather Dodd

Dear CHN

My name is Megan Prosser and I am 13 years old. I won the Equitility Overall League Championship and the 65cm League Championship in 2012 on my pony Mr Moomin.

When i started the Equitility League in February of that year, I decided to do the 65cm class to give my pony some confidence. I was surprised when I won and it was so nice to receive 2 rosettes and a medal.

Throughout the series of shows I won 4 times, came 2nd once, 3rd once and 5th once. By the final, I was in the lead and only had to jump double clear to win the 65cm section. I was so happy when I  found out that I’d also won Overall Champion.

I won an Equitility jump training banner which has been jumped lots of times! The shows have given me and Mr Moomin so much confidence and experience and they were so much fun. The courses are so nice to jump and I’m definitely planning to take part again.

Megan Prosser

A Vet in a Million

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Heather Dodd

Dear CHN

I felt I had to put pen to paper.  We have had the misfortune of losing our beloved pony “Jaffa” after a short illness.  He was a huge part of our family and taught my two sons Daniel and William to ride properly.  He participated in many PC activities, camps, shows, teaching children to ride, RDA and always being there to save the day if any child wanted a safe genuine pony to ride.

As many horse owners will know, nursing a sick horse or pony and especially saying goodbye is a traumatic experience.  So, we would truly like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our wonderful vet, Michelle Lawrence of Peasebrook Equine Clinic.  I feel that not enough recognition is given to some of these wonderful people.

Michelle always treated Jaffa with extreme kindness and patience.  Mixed with her expertise she always thought outside the box, and constantly went that extra mile.  Nothing was ever too much trouble, even if she had been on call all night.  In Jaffa’s last moments Michelle treated him with the utmost care and dignity and that is something we will never forget.

I know Michelle is moving practices; I just hope that whichever practice she goes to, realise they have a vet in a million as part of their team.

The Norrell family
Gloucestershire

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