2019 NPS Scotland Bursary Winner 10 – 17 years – Keiva Robertson
A report from Keiva on how she has used the bursary…
Thank you very much for the training grant you awarded me for the season of 2019.
This training grant has helped me and Tiffany progress and learn new skills to get ready for the busy show season.
I had lessons with Vicky Common and Ashley Rilley in Inverness, with Vicky I did jumping and cross country getting us ready for the Highland show and with Ashley we focused on flat work and getting ready for the HOYS which we had qualified for the junior small breeds ridden.
We had a massive journey ahead of us to get to Birmingham with a few weather delays on the way with the Ferry!
My time at HOYS was magical, an experience I will never forget. We arrived on Friday and I didn’t ride Tiffany on Friday because we had travelled so far, but I rode her on Saturday in the outdoor arena at the stables.
I went to bed early that night as I had to get up so early to be up at the Top Spec Arena for our familiarisation at 6:00am, where we got to ride around the TopSpec Arena before the classes started in the morning, Tiffany was a doll as always, she was foot perfect.
Our class was in the afternoon, Tiffany was brilliant and ready for the occasion, we loved every second of it, we got to show off in ‘The Ring’ at HOYS. I want to thank each person who helped me reach my dream, I’m so grateful! Dreams really do come true!
Thank you once again