This August saw the launch of a series of test events across multiple sports taking place in Tokyo, Japan. As the organisers of next year’s summer Olympics get into the final stages of their preparations. One of those events was a trial run of the eventing set up. And Haygain rider Georgie Spence was among the international cohort of riders invited to take part. That gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with Georgie to find out how the trip went. As well as how her preparations for Olympic selection are going.
“He always had a little trouble getting his breath,” explains Lee McKeever, McLain’s stable manager of 31 years and the FEI’s 2018 Groom of the Year. “Since getting the steamed hay, his breathing improved a lot: I’d say within five days of starting on it.”
For this Haygain rider update, we take a look at where Verity’s love of riding came from and how she copes with day-to-day life and competing as a registered blind equestrian.
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