Reserve for 2016 RIO Olympics…. As far as problems go, this is a pretty good one to have!!
September 2, 2016
Firstly, huge congratulations to Julie and David for been selected torepresent us, we’ve had a fantastic battle in 2016 and as a result have grown a great friendship. We look forward to cheering you on in the games!!
Next, Thank-you, Thank-you Thank-you the support received during our campaign was phenomenal, I’ve felt so proud to ride with that silver fern on my chest back on home soil, I can’t explain just how welcomed home I’ve felt. I’m seriously overwhelm on reflection with the amount of friends, family ,students, fellow riders, coach’s, Dressage NZ and of course our neighbours the Aussies, you’ve gone out of your way to help me during this time and will be forever thankful, it never went unnoticed.
As for my amazing horse AJ ,to have colic surgery half way through your campaign, to bounce back after rehab and take New Zealand national champion title , followed by New Zealand horse of the year title then two weeks later winning the GP champion in Australia at Werribee backed up a couple weeks later with a Win at Sydney CDI, this is a reflection on how unbelievably special you are.
To my incredible sponsors, The whole bloody team at Hamilton Vets needs a mention! Without you I would have lost one of my best friends, the service, integrity, care and your wealth of knowledge you put into the surgery, rehab and ongoing support is beyond measurable. Saying thank you doesn’t seem enough!! Platinum performance also had a huge part to play in the recovery of AJ and his ongoing regime, I can’t recommended this supplement enough, it’s truly kickarse! Prydes Feed, Let’s face it….. How dam good is AJ looking?! This is a reflection of quality feed and tailored planning by Prydes , thank you for endless effort and support with him and our team. Schockemoehle sports, This a recent development and a dam exciting one! Schockemoehle has been one of my favourite brands for many years and to become a sponsored rider of such an A class team makes me feel very proud. County saddles, Linda thank you for your guidance and knowledge, AJ has been changing shape throughout our campaign making this challenging form a saddle point of view, the level of service from Linda and County has been outstanding. You only need to be around me for 10mins to understand just how much I love these saddles!! Kelly Shaw from the Equine herb and enhance equine company , you're wealth of knowledge astounds us and is beyond appreciated as is our friendship. The Ridershop (Deniro boots) We are excited to become new team members, such quality boots and Lauren is the most wonderful person to work with. This is a nice way to announce our latest partnership and can’t wait for the future.
The last thank you is by the far the most important, and that is to my much better half Holly, Your patience, love, and support has no boundaries. I hope you know just how much I love you and I hope that one day I can make you half as happy as you make me.
Ps. David and Julie….. No monkey business, I hear the Zika virus is pretty bad for babies ;)