Showing is a new activity for Lizzie. In 2017 she competed in the inaugural RDA SEIB Search for a Star Championship. At the Hartpury qualifying show, she qualified in second place for the final at Addington, riding Rolo. Eight pairs qualified in total, and Lizzie and Rolo were placed second again in the final. Thanks to the generosity of Philippa Kemp-Welch (who loaned a saddle and other equipment) and Katy Downing (who loaned a habit and other clothing, and gave a great deal of advice and assistance), Lizzie was able to ride side saddle, which helped the pair to stand out a bit more!

The effort of the grooms is also vital and, for this, Lizzie would like to thank Gillian Newsum (also Rolo’s owner on behalf of Cambs College RDA) and Sarah Williams.

Finally, Lizzie would like to thank South Essex Insurance Brokers and Lottie Dronfield at the RDA for bringing their vision of RDA showing to fruition and making it such a fun experience.

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Just after qualifying for the RDA SEIB Search for a Star final

Competitive Record

  • September 2017 – RDA SEIB Search for a Star Championship, Addington Manor, 2nd place, Rolo
  • July 2017 – RDA SEIB Search for a Star Qualifier, Hartpury College, 2nd place, Rolo