Member Profile: Tina Kavanagh

Tina Kavanagh | Heath and Reach | Senior | Eventing | Jumping Team Member

When did you start riding?

I started riding at about 4 years old but had a 15 year break when I moved to the UK from Galway, Ireland

When did you join AGDRC and why?

I joined in September 2018, so that I could meet other people to ride and train with

What horse(s) do you currently own or ride?

One purebred Arabian called Gosh who is retired but she never liked to work and would not jump, a 7 year old British Warmblood called CVS Dixie Chick who I have had since she was 4 years old, and the cutest Shetland pony you have ever seen called Peggy!

What equestrian activities do you do?

I enjoy Cross Country most out of all the disciplines but I like to make sure I do everything else as well including Dressage, Show Jumping, Hacking and In-Hand work. I feel that Dixie enjoys doing different things as it keeps her mind occupied

Do you have a horsey goal or aspiration?

I try to set myself a goal each year and this year my goals are to compete in at least one British Show Jumping Discovery and to compete at BE90. My biggest goal is to enjoy everything I do with my horses

What are you most excited about with regards to being a member of the club?

I love competing as part of a team and I feel it pushes me to want to do well as I don't want to let the team down. I have also met some great people through the club and am looking forward to our many outings planned for 2019. In particular, I would love to be selected for the team that goes to Blenheim, so fingers crossed!!

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