Shannon

Breed: Irish Sport Horse

Height: 16h

Born: 2008

I came to Wildwoods in April 2015. I had been in a Pony Club home, but my owner sent me to a dealer in Bolney, who is a friend of Anthea’s. She has bought many horses from her over the years. She had bought a mare from her that went lame after she had been at Wildwoods a few months and they exchanged her for me. I was a bit nervous jumping, but Josh, who you see riding me in this picture, worked with me and took me to a few shows and I started to relax and enjoy myself around the courses. Anthea says that the horses in the riding school have to be able to sort themselves out at the fences. In the Stage 3 exam, we have to jump 1m showjumping and 90cms on the cross-country course.