Sunday, September 21, 2008
Great Britain: Counter attack in hope of blazing a trail to the Olympics in London
Thisisderbyshire.co.uk - Full Article
Saturday, September 20, 2008
KAY Counter heads to Spain with her horse Cheeky Charlie today with the hope that it could be the first step on a long road to the London Olympics.
Endurance horse riding may be a relatively new sport but there are genuine hopes it could become an Olympic event by 2012, especially with major financial backing from the United Arab Emirates.
At 18, Counter has time on her side and her selection for this month's FEI European Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders with the Great Britain team suggests she has the talent as well.
The Bargate rider has been targeting a place with the GB squad for two years after an injury to her horse forced her to drop out of selection last time.
When the call-up finally came this summer, it justified her faith in her mount, Cheeky Charlie, and two years of hard work.
"I was absolutely over the moon," said Counter.
"When you've worked for something so hard and for so long, for it to finally happen is the best feeling you can have.
"The selectors were really chuffed for me as well because they wanted to select me last time. He was like a different horse going around the selection ride."
By The Equestrian Vagabond - September 21, 2008
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