My name is Katherine Cross and I am a 16 year old event rider and have just finished doing my GCSEs. I have two horses called Romeo Z (Romeo) and Cooley Spirit (Goggles).
Romeo is a very experienced horse having been up to Advanced and to three European Championships. I am incredibly lucky to have him! We are currently competing at Novice but hope to move up to Intermediate at the end of the summer and aim to do the Junior Trials next year. We are also hoping to go to Weston at the end of the year for the U18 regional 1* championships. I started riding Romeo in January this year and we clicked almost straight away.
My other horse Goggles is a 6 year old grey gelding (another grey!) who I got at the beginning of May. He has been up to Novice level successfully with his previous rider and I hope to get him out to events this summer!
I also have a pony called Watchover Jackanory (Jack-Grey again!) who I have previously competed at Pony Trials and Novice. We unfortunately missed our last year in ponies last year due to Jack doing a serious overreach injury in the previous year, he had to have nearly a whole year off for him to recover from it and sadly he hasn’t been right since.
I have now got a long summer holiday ahead of me which is going to be very busy with training and getting prepared for the move up to intermediate and getting Goggles out and running! I am really excited to be writing for EWW and hope to bring you all the latest Junior news.