|Up, up and away we go!|
Yesterday was quite a momentous day for Team White. Wilbur and I went showjumping in public after a long break. Having had lessons over the past few months to regain my confidence, I decided to bite the bullet - or should that be flap my wings?
The clear round at Addington Manor EC was my chosen event. However, this came with its own challenges since it was the first time I had been back following my accident there two years ago when I fractured my back. However, everything was indoors, the staff are always helpful and they have a great canteen selling cake!
My determination to jump was definitely tested on the day with hail, snow, and high winds as I packed the lorry. But, I trusted my gut instinct - this felt right. My nerves were good ones - my butterflies were flying in formation!
|We have lift off|
And, just to round off a brilliant day, I had to retrieve a glove I'd manage to 'throw' over the side of the warm-up area while taking off my jacket. An Addington staff member held my feet as I nose-dived over the kick boards to grab said glove, while Wilbur hid his head in embarrassment behind Dawn's back!
|The canter we had felt fantastic! All photos courtesy of Dawn Bentley.|