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Sheryl Higgins

Sheryl's & Henry's Wobbleberries Challenge (Updated)

BE80 for Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity because To raise money for Bone Cancer research

68 %
£340.33
raised of £500 target
by 14 supporters

Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity

We raise funds for bone cancer research to help seriously ill people

Charity Registration No. 1166416

Story

Henry came into my life 5 years ago, he is a 16h 1 ex hunter and very experienced horse. A friend called and said will you take him on,  she had too many horses all ready, and I thought yeah lets go for it. It was love at first sight, but with one big problem, I hadn't ridden for nearly 30 years, and then not much just the odd hack out with friends. 

Henry and I have had an interesting journey so far, moving from Berkshire to Devon.  I've taken two falls and almost lost any confidence I had.   When I read Hannahs story  it was so inspirational I decided to take on the challenge of the BE80.   Not only will I be raising money for a fantastic charity but it will help me build back my confidence in riding him again. 

UPDATE: 

Over the past year, I have achieved more than I thought I would, we entered our 1st Dressage test together in January and came 6th out of 11 riders, our 1st rosette. Then in March we entered a small show jumping competition,  the height was 55/60cms,  and we got 2 clear rounds, coming again 6th out of 9 riders.   But we always knew that this challenge was going to be demanding, especially as Henry is 22 years old. and has previously had a tough life enduring Hunter Trials and a Hunting life.  Recently I learn't that Henry has 'Side bones'. We did change our challenge to compete in a BD test, but over the past few weeks I noticed that Henry was very uncomfortable.  So a couple of weeks ago I took the decision to retire him completely.   He will live out the rest of his years in 5* comfort, at the same yard he is now, and loves. 

As for the Challenge, in September 2016 I took on the challenge to complete the BE80 to raise lots of money for such a worthy cause and fantastic charity, I will now continue with my quest to complete the BE80.  1st step is to find a horse! :-) 

Please sponsor me to help raise lots of money for this fantastic charity and will help towards finding a cure for Bone Cancer.  

 

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  • Our 1st ever Dressage Competition
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