Member Profile: Poppy Read

Poppy Read | Sharnbrook | Senior | Show Jumping | Jumping Team Member

When did you start riding?

I started riding when I was about 4 I believe, going to a local riding school on a Saturday morning and have ridden ever since.

Why did you join AGDRC?

I joined the club mainly because of how lovely, friendly and approachable the people are. Everyone is so supportive which I've struggled to find before and I've genuinely never heard any member say anything negative about anything or anybody - it's so refreshing! Since I've joined, the opportunities within the club just seem to keep coming and coming and I can't see myself leaving!

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

I currently own a 16.2 (and still growing!) Irish mare called Bella. I've broken her myself and she's only just 4 so we're taking things slowly and steady, but she's starting to appear at clinics etc. which is exciting! I also have a very gangly thoroughbred called Steve, who's super cute but in his try fashion is rarely rideable, so after 6 months off he's now back in work too - but he primarily will only do flatwork and dressage (he's teaching me loads about being elegant!).

What equestrian activities do you do?

I mainly produce young horses and re-school thoroughbreds off the track into a range of disciplines, however I have mainly Show Jumped prior to now.

Do you have a horsey goal or aspiration?