A great- grandmother who got back onto the saddle at 81 years old has won her first rosette at her first horse show.
Annie Rea entered herself as “Granny Annie” for the Mare and Foal Sanctuary Show in Newton, Devon on the 11th September.
She rode her friend’s Tania Semmen’s five year old Welsh Bodynys Tiatia in a mountain and moreland showing class. Granny Annie came second in the show!
“It was magical,” she said. “That was on my bucket list and I’ve done it now.”
Annie owns a 20-year-old pony called Apache, who she mucks out every day but who is not in work. She had not ridden for 50 years until this summer.
We would like to send a massive congratulation to Annie for her first rosette!
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