Lower Sixth Former Ludovico L has continued his horse riding at the Equestrian Centre through the Lent Term and has shown a real determination to get the best out of whichever horse he is riding, for example Arthur. Ludo has worked with Arthur in many weekly group and private lessons in both flatwork and jumping sessions, developing great consistency in his technique and showing excellent improvement. We feel that Ludo has significantly improved and worked well with Arthur, which is why we have awarded him with the Most Improved Rider trophy. He should be very proud of what they have achieved together.
What have you enjoyed most about riding this term?
I have enjoyed learning within a new team and meeting new people to ride alongside. Bonding with Arthur was a really pleasant experience. Riding different horses is always a positive thing as every horse is different and you learn something new with each one. Overall my experience at the Equestrian Centre has been positive and I hope to continue improving and meeting the goals I set myself at the beginning of the school year.
What advice would you give to other pupils wanting to improve their horse riding?
The most important thing for me is consistency. Listen carefully to what your instructors tell you, and gradually your riding will improve. I also think it is important to do extra activities alongside riding that will improve your technique, for example I go running which helps with my posture.
Do you take part in any other co-curricular activities?
I play tennis once a week and also enjoy going to the gym.