Riding Jazzed Up, who is jointly owned by Lara and Tracey and Laura Milner, the pair enjoyed an incredible four days of competition, securing reserve champion in the Elementary Gold, third place in the Medium Freestyle, and fourth place in the Elementary Gold, to add to her second place in the Medium Gold.
A canter in one of the trot circles proved expensive in the Elementary Gold Freestyle, and a couple of unwanted changes in the middle of the last medium canter in the Elementary Gold, after a member of the audience tripped, terrifying Felix, dropped them down from second to fourth.
Lara, who is a brand ambassador for The Lifeforce Range from Alltech, describes Felix as ‘Mr Consistent’:
“I feel very lucky to ride such a superstar! As a genuine amateur rider, I am more than happy to accept second place to Charlotte. A serious commitment to win is what drives me on through the long days, trying to fit in a full-time job, as well as being mum to Annabelle.
“I have so many people to thank; my trainer Rhett Bird for all his help and hard work with me and the horses over the last four years. All the team at home, from the grooms, to the massage therapist, dentist, farrier and finally but by no means least to all my amazing sponsors and family.
“Weeks like this don’t happen often and although I didn’t manage to win another national title this year, I’m over the moon with Felix, and know that we have got a great future ahead of us.”
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