Horse & Hound
TEN STRAIGHT WINS BEFORE KEYSOE
GRADE II para rider Jemima Green scored over 74% to win the freestyle on her own Elrite (Echo), their best result to date. Elrite was originally bought with an eventing career in mind, but Jemima lost the use of her legs in a serious car accident. However, over the past two years she has successfully made the change to para dressage and admits to being hooked now.
With the help of trainer Marcia Cundy and Jemima’s daughter, Virginia, who exercises and competes Elrite in able-bodied competitions for Jemima, the pair have had a successful season with 10 straight wins before coming to Keysoe.
“I was very much a cross-country girl but when I started riding again, it was almost impossible to ride a straight line,” said Jemima. “The more I do, the better it gets as the muscle memory comes back.
“Echo loves it – she didn’t really like the galloping and mud of eventing. She likes being the centre of attention,” added Jemima.