Sponsored Rider - Acacia Dew
My name is Acacia Dew and I'm a 14 Year old Showjumper from the South-East of England.
As well as Showjumping, I also play football for a local girls' team, I swim once a week and I enjoy Athletics in the summer. For my GCSEs I've picked Sport Science, Triple Science, History and French along with the other mandatory subjects.
Alfie is an 11 year old grey 148 class 1 Connemara that I will have had for 4 years this June. He is a very hot-headed forward-thinking pony that gets very easily excited, especially when the jumps come out. He absolutely loves hacking and long cuddles in his stable. He's started the 2023 season off well with multiple clears and placing at 1.20
Cracker is an 11 year old bay Selle Français gelding that I've owned since July 2022. In the reasonably short period of time I've owned him he's proved himself to be an extremely careful and athletic pony that will give 110% at every fence he jumps. His favourite thing in the world is treats and in close second are cuddles and kisses. He is very talented so I'm very excited for the future and what it holds for Cracker and I.
This winter we have been trekking across UK attending the Winter Pony Premiers and at the last one (Arena UK) Cracker and I pulled it out the bag securing us a spot in the Longines Royal International Horse show JD/JC Championship Final at Hickstead in the Main Arena, which is a dream come true.
Between both boys I have qualified for a total of five Blue Chip Championship Finals that will take place at the beginning of April at Hartpury, Gloucestershire.
This year both ponies have qualified for their Newcomer and Foxhunter Second Rounds, which take place in the summer months with the hope for a HOYS ticket.
This year both ponies have been FEI registered and have their life height certificates, which means we can now compete Internationally; this has been a goal of mine for quite some time now so it would be amazing if that could happen.
My three main goals to achieve by the time I've finished ponies are to have competed at HOYS, London International Horse Show and to compete for GB on a Nations Cup or Europeans team.
None of this would be possible without the endless support and time that my amazing mother and grandmother put in. Without them I wouldn't be where I am today and I can't thank them enough.
I would like to thank my sponsor Equine & Rural for all your continued support.