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Ask Tess Carmichael : How did you get to the point where you are now? What advice would you give to a 15 years old rider who doesn’t have a horse, just starting to show, to become top rider?

Ask Tess Carmichael : How did you get to the point where you are now? What advice would you give to a 15 years old rider who doesn’t have a horse, just starting to show, to become top rider?
Hi Abby

I’m hugely lucky in that I have had massive support from my parents, especially considering they aren’t really horsey people! I wouldn’t have gotten this far in the sport without their help.

I would advise you to get as much experience as you can, riding and grooming. There’s more to this sport than just riding it’s also about managing the horses. Try and get work experience at professional yards and make the most of every opportunity you get. If you have a good attitude, work hard and listen you will learn lots that can be applied throughout your career.

Thanks for your question!
Tess ☺