Horse & Hound - - Dressage -

LY­DIA MAY BLAKE, 14, claimed the un­der-18 novice on her 16-year-old Ap­paloosa pony Spot The Spot II.

“I was so ex­cited but ner­vous do­ing my test as it’s one of the big­gest things I’ve done on ‘Ghost’,” said Ly­dia May. “I worked hard with my trainer, Jo Lees, to get to these fi­nals and, when I found out I had won, I was be­yond ex­cited. I hugged Ghost so much that I am sure he knew we had won.

“In the prize­giv­ing he stood look­ing so proud of him­self — I can’t wait for the win­ter cham­pi­onships next April.”

Ly­dia May was fea­tured in H&H back in March as an un­der-25 rider to watch.

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