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ACE Sponsors staff member Lex at Show Jumping Championships of Great Britain

Having qualified at my first show jumping class for the Championships of Great Britain, I was both excited and nervous at the thought of a 3 day competition, having only been jumping small obstacles at home since last year! Tia and I were still getting to know each other and our partnership was proving amusing and fun! The prospect of competing was nerve racking, but exciting, and with ACE’s sponsorship and support, we headed off (in a very excitable manner!) in the horse box. Tia settled in very quickly to her new accommodation and as soon as I was on board I felt much more relaxed, although I never realised just how tiring competing can be!

At the end of the 3 day competition, we were lucky enough to have been placed 10th in our first height and 22nd in our second height, after having only been thrown off once! We had great fun and were both thrilled with our achievements! I would like to say a warm thank you to ACE for their assistance and encouragement, without which I would not be able to compete. We recently entered our first hunter trial, being placed 2nd, and are hoping to work towards Eventing!