This time next week I will be at Bicton Arena in Devon about to compete in the first of my dressage classes. I qualified earlier this year from a Petplan Equine Area Festival in Dorset to the Final at Novice Silver and Elementary Bronze level. So as you can imagine I have been practising and going out competing to get my focus on point for the big days!
It is a little surreal taking part in the Petplan Equine Area Festivals – as Petplan Equine is one of our clients and we spend a lot of time in the office working on features, press releases and other marketing activity around the Area Festivals.
Being part of the Petplan Equine Area Festivals has really helped me to understand the target audience our client wants to reach and I always keep an eye out at events to make sure the branding is looking good and all the banners are in clear view. As a competitor it does make you appreciate how important a sponsor is and how much they can add to an event.
So everyone keep your fingers crossed for me – I would love to qualify for the Championships in April 2020 – Funky and I will be doing our very best!