NELSON DRESSAGE

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History & Patron

Patron: Myra Friend

Born in England in the New Forest, and showed an early interest in horses. Learned to ride at 12 years old when the family moved to NZ. Rode competitively from 1966 to 1990's. Travelled back to UK 1974, attained BHS Assistant Instructors Cert. and in 1978 BHS Grade 4 Riding & Horsemastership Cert. Specialised in Dressage from 1978 after attending World Dressage Champs at Goodwood, impressed by high level of training required for Grand Prix. Judged dressage from 1971, starting at Pony Club, progressing to Horse Society as it was then. 1981 achieved List 2. 1991 List 2A, then in 2001 appointed to List 1. Enjoy seeing riders and horses progress through the grades, developing their talents