Happy Times

The vet­eran cir­cuit is flour­ish­ing, fun and very com­pet­i­tive. Martha Terry in­ves­ti­gates the se­ries and cham­pi­onships on of­fer

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The joy of golden oldies

“THERE is life af­ter 15,” says Clare Frost, founder of Se­nior Show­ing and Dres­sage Ltd (SSADL). “Our se­ries prove that peo­ple are re­al­is­ing an an­i­mal isn’t fin­ished at 15, 20 or even 30 years of age. We have an­i­mals that have qual­i­fied for Olympia in their 30s who are still win­ning in main­stream show­ing — it’s a hot con­test.”

Clare’s words will be fa­mil­iar with many own­ers of se­nior — or vet­eran — horses, who know just how much their horse still has to give on the com­pet­i­tive cir­cuit. And if you have a vet­eran hanker­ing for the lime­light and you’re won­der­ing where to start or which cham­pi­onship to aim for, check out th­ese op­tions.

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