Entering and travelling to my competitions is what is increasing in price and is the most challenging for my family to keep paying for. As I’m improving and getting to a higher level, I have to go to more shows, and shows that are further away to drive to. Also the cost of my entries is becoming too expensive because as the heights get bigger so does the entry fee cost for each class. I would really appreciate if you helped me pay these crucial costs (entry fees and travelling costs) in order for me to be the best and live my dream.
The 2015-16 season runs from the beginning of September (now) to the end of March when I have scheduled to be competing at my last show of the season. Over this time I will be very busy – hopefully competing almost every 2 weeks (if I can afford to pay for entries) over the whole season, I am aiming to compete at 18 including this weekend (5/6 September, Woodhill Sands Showjumping). It would be amazing if you could help me this year to achieve my goals and live my dream, but it would be even better if you could continue supporting me to be the best I can be for more years to come. This year the total of entries and travelling costs will be roughy $7,000. The most expensive shows are going to be Horse of the Year 2016 and the FEI World Children’s Challenge Final.
I have got to the level of my sport now where it is too expensive for my family to carry on paying for. My entries, travelling costs, tuition, shoeing for my horses, equipment/gear/repairs, horse feed, worming/veterinary costs, Equestrian Sports New Zealand registrations and other basic living costs are adding up to be quite a lot – too much for my family to continue paying for alone. At the moment my parents are paying about $500 a week and it isn’t even peak competing season yet – it has only just started! So as you can probably see, my parents cannot sustain this tremendous commitment, but they will continue to do as much as they possibly can to ensure that I have the best chance to achieve my goals and get where I want to be, but with your help it will make everything easier on my family. So please consider me, I would really appreciate if you could help me be the best and live my dream.
I am really looking forward to the future and working hard to achieve my goals in the coming 2015-2016 season: – To be selected to represent NZ in the World FEI Children’s Challenge 2016 – Continue to represent Franklin Thames Valley district in Show jumping and Eventing – Compete in the Grand Prix (highest level for 17 years and under) 1:15m – 1:25m – Compete my ponies at NZ Horse of the year 2016 Ultimate Future Goals: – Represent NZ in Showjumping at Olympic Games 2024 with many more to follow.
HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION
In March 2015 I qualified for, and competed at the New Zealand Horse of the Year competition in Hastings (HOY). This competition is the largest and most prestigious equestrian /sporting event in New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere. I competed in Show Jumping in the 1:05m and 1:10m classes. I achieved a 1st and 2nd in the 1:05m and 5th in the 1:10m class on my ponies Starlight Iron Knight (Knight) and Starlight II Divo (Divo). I was competing against the best 100-150 riders (17 years and under) and ponies in New Zealand. In April 2015 I was selected to represent Franklin Thames Valley in the New Zealand Pony Club Eventing Championships in the MT section (under 15 years). To get selected into this team you have to be selected in the top 3 in your region, then go on to compete against the top riders in New Zealand. In this competition I achieved 3rd for my age group, in New Zealand. This was an outstanding achievement for me and Knight at this national event!.
TEAM OR CLUB:
I am a member of Mercury Bay Pony Club located in Whitianga, which I have represented 3 times at the annual North Island Showjumping Champonships. Representing Franklin Thames Valley Area (my area) at National competitions in Showjumping and New Zealand Eventing Championships. I was selected to represent Waikato area in the North Island Area Showhunter Championships 2013. This team consisted of the 3 best riders in the Waikato area for 17 years and under. I also play representative (Under 15’s squad) netball for Mercury Bay Netball Club. I compete in interschool and regional cross-country competitions for Mercury Bay Area School (recently competed at Waikato/Bay of Plently Secondary School Cross Country)