Claire Dawson from Cheshire and Sunnybrowe Prince are regulars in our online dressage competition classes. We caught up with Claire to find out more about Mac and their goals for the future.
I started riding at 2 years old. My mum bought me a welsh section a (skellorn pony) from her friend who is a breeder
Love an early night and getting up early to ride ponies.
Sunnybrowe Prince (Mac) is an 18 year old fell pony (Murhwaite breeding).
I have owned Mac for eight years, and my friend Aimee Devane of Follywood Stud found him for me. She produced him for couple of years and got him to Hoys.
He is such a character. He loves hacking out and knows what time is carrot time. We also went on the Queens 90th birthday ride at Windsor and were Guards of Honour.
Intro and Prelim. He does ridden and inhand veteran and showing classes too!
I do a lot of hacking out which he loves. When we are schooling we do lots of transitions. We work on 20m circles, lots of serpentines. Mac has natural rhythm, he is lovely and active and I just let him get on with it. He enjoys it so much.
My Alva aromatherapy products.
To enjoy my dressage and my shows.
I don't have any challenges, we tend to go with the flow.
We came second at the British Elite Show in the inhand veteran class; getting through to the evening performance was amazing!
I love been able to compete from my friends arena and the judges are brilliant.