Some great news from our sponsored endurance rider, Julie Abbott, on being selected for the Welsh team...


Idris the Welsh Team mascot


"Well, to say I am thrilled isn’t in it!  My darling diva Raf and I, along with my step-daughter Edith and her perfect pony Raz, have been selected for the Welsh team at the upcoming Home Internationals and Celtic Challenge hosted by Wales!  It will be at the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance in Builth Wells Oct 4th-7th.  I am doing the two-day 80kms and Edith is doing the 50kms Young Rider class.

Julie & Raf at the recent Pen dol y Gader ride

Raf and Raz will immediately be wrapped in cotton wool but will also be carrying on with their training.  The TLC and Muscle Magic will be generously applied after every ride and their feeds liberally laced with Thrive and Shine!  Raf is still doing really well with the Gastrix PLUS and it seems to be working well.  He is not cross about being girthed up any more and his muscle development is improving (another reason to be thrilled).  Fingers crossed the little darlings don’t injure themselves before the competition – and that we stay sound too!"

Edit and Raz at Pen dol y Gader