Welsh Border Challenge Ride 2019
One month on from finish our epic journey Charm and I are back into our normal routine and it feels like a lifetime ago.
It was very surreal when we finished and spent the days following wondering what to do and I had spent the last month waking up feeding Charm and setting off for the day. I also had to wean Charm off her feed and exercise so her body didn’t have a shock. I was excited to spend some time with family, friends and my other animals.
I absolutely loved our journey and could have easily carried on. I couldn’t have asked for a better horse than Charm she was the perfect partner. I also would like to thank everyone that helped out and donated it was truly amazing the support I received. One of my biggest highlight of the trip was meeting some amazing and generous people along the trip.
People have been asking what was my highest and lowest point and it is always a really hard question. There were so many high points I was grateful to see spectacular views that were truly breath taking. It was so lovely to see my grandad at the Blind Veterans centre, he calls it his second home. He also hasn’t seen my riding for a long time so it was great for him to meet Charm.
The one thing I remember was my 5th day. I got absolutely drenched whilst I was riding the Offa’s dyke from Pandy to Hay-On-Wye I was on top of the mountain for over 20km alone in the fog not able to see the spectacular scenery I was looking forward too. That was probably my lowest point as it felt like it was never ending and I was still settling into our routine.
I never imagined I could raise £4500 for Communities For Horses and Blind Veterans and it is down to everyone that donated either their money, services or time. I can't thank you enough!