Our Rider Emma Woolliscroft shares her 2019 plans ......
Hi everyone I am delighted that I have been asked to write this blog for Divine Equestrian, for whom I’m a very proud and lucky ambassador. 2018 had some amazing highs for me, including the rapidly growing success of my freelance coaching business EKW Dressage as well as being asked to become an ambassador for Divine.
2018 was unfortunately shadowed by an incredible low where my wonderful young and talented Hanoverian mare Carmen of Westoak suffered a horrific accident just before the Winter Regionals from which I didn’t think she would recover let alone survive. Luckily, to the amazement of the vets and myself, she has now fully recovered and is not only still with us but is back out successfully competing.
I believe that a key person who is to thank for Carmen’s amazing recovery is Horse and Rider Physio Sarah Light. Sarah treated Carmen throughout her recovery and achieved things not even vets thought would be possible! It is thanks to Sarah that I am able to dance with my beautiful Dressage partner once again.
2019 is going to be our comeback year! We are busy with preparations for the Winter Regionals and have high hopes for the year ahead as we are aiming to qualify at Elementary for the summers. My coaching business is booming and expanding.
I’m currently coaching successful horse and rider combinations from Novice to Advanced in Staffordshire and Shropshire but already have plans to run regular clinics in Derbyshire and Cheshire as well. As a dedicated coach I am always looking for new ways to bring my coaching to the 21st century. The exciting news is that my business has recently purchased the Move N See Pixio auto follow and zoom video system to further help my customers to develop and improve their training. With this system I’m currently helping some of my wonderful customers with their own regional preparations, as this helps them to see their riding from a different perspective as well as allowing them to revisit their training sessions from the comfort of their home.
In terms of my own personal development, I am thrilled to be training once again with my original mentor Dianne Breeze whom first inspired me 11 years ago. She has encouraged me to further expand in the world of Dressage and I have recently started my judge training thanks to her. I am hoping to become a fully qualified British Dressage Judge within the next few months. This will be invaluable for both myself as a rider as well as for my wonderful customers as I will be able to bring a judges perspective into my coaching.
In short, I cannot wait for the coming year! It is going to be incredibly exciting and I cannot wait to have Divine Equestrian be part of my incredible year. Watch this space!
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