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Halstead: Georgia's success in national competition
1:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A talented young horse rider represented her school in a national competition.
Georgia Millar, 10, competed in the National Schools Equestrian Association in Keysoe, Bedford, last weekend.
Along with her pony, De Vossebelt’s Nibbit who is known as Finn, she finished sixth out of 48 competitors.
She finished highest out of all Essex pupils.
The Year 6 pupil, who attends St Margaret’s Preparatory School in Gosfield, said: “When we got the phone call to say I had been placed 6th, it was really exciting. Most of the other competitors were much older, many were on horses and it was the first time I have competed in an Inter-Schools dressage competition.
“I was very nervous before hand but really pleased with where we came.
“Dressage is where you move around the arena in certain shapes and patterns.
“The horse has to flow, rather than just move, and he has to have rhythm.”
“It's very important that you look very smart when you take part in a competition.
“The horses have to look smart too – the night before a competition, I plait Finn’s hair and give him a bath.
“He really enjoys being washed, and being made to look nice because he’s a bit of a show off.”
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