Florence takes top prize in Pony Club dressage competition

PUBLISHED: 11:42 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 25 April 2018

Florence Human.

Florence Human.

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Kings of Wessex Academy student Florence Human won a Pony Club dressage championship event in Milton Keynes.

On the run-up to her GCSE exams this summer, Year 11 student Florence Human at The Kings of Wessex Academy, has demonstrated that determination and skill can yield top results when she won the Dengie sponsored Pony Club Winter Dressage Championship at Addington Manor, Milton Keynes.

Dressage is the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance and Florence was riding her horse, Dylan (proper name Fulgencio).

This was the national competition for riders from all across the UK who belong to the Pony Club and about 100 riders were competing. Florence is a keen member of the Polden Hills branch.

As well as the open competition, Florence also won the open freestyle competition at the same event, which is dressage set to music, and both the music and the movements are choreographed by the rider.

Florence’s next major competition is in May when she will be representing Somerset in the British Dressages’ Inter-County Challenge at the Bicton Arena in Devon.

Florence first got on a horse when she was less than a year old and is interested in pursuing a career in horse-riding. She has always competed in riding events, but decided last year she wanted to focus on dressage as this is what she enjoys the most.

The family bought Dylan last year and Florence trains every day and even though she has only been training with Dylan for a year they are already enjoying great success together.

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