Alyce and Dominico - October '15
Dominico is a 16.2 hands, twelve year-old gelding. His last owner tried to train him up for eventing. Although he got round, it became clear he did not like the jumping - so eventing was out
Twenty-two year-old Alyce King has owned Dom for just over a year and she is bringing him on in competitive dressage. They compete twice a month in Wiltshire and they recently qualified for the West Wilts Pet Plan Area Dressage Festival on Saturday, September 26.
Much to Alyce'e delight they came in the top fifteen out of a class of forty plus.
Alyce has ridden since she was two and is qualified to stage three of the British Horse Society's horse knowledge, care and management programme and also as a BHS instructor.
Now she wants to move Dominico up from the elementary to medium dressage level (they have already started the training work) and find another horse to produce from a lower level.
To do this she needs sponsorship - and is willing to showcase a sponsor in all the usual ways. She has been selected to join the Leg Up for Talent scheme - a social media programme that puts up-and-coming riders in touch with possible sponsors. But her needs are quite urgent.
The normal costs of dressage are one thing - livery fees, farriery, vets and transport to competitions and all. But Alyce lives in Marlborough, stables Dom quite a few miles outside Marlborough and works near Hungerford - so daily visits eat up the petrol.