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July – Young Rider of the Month

Milly Mathews
At the tender age of 12, Milly is already a seasoned competitor with an impressive number of wins under her belt – or girth as the case may be! Milly competes on Freeling Heights, a 13.3hh Welsh Pony/Thoroughbred cross.
We call him Nelson, Milly says. We just started eventing together at the end of last year and at our first two events this year we placed second and first.
Milly and Nelson belong to the Murray Horse and Pony Club in Coolup, Western Australia and have represented the Club at State showjumping, dressage and PPMG (Prince Philip Mounted Games).
One of the things I enjoy about competing is making new friends,Milly says. I’ve also competed in Interschools Equestrian and I was
lucky enough to be picked to represent W.A at the National Championships at SIEC last year.

(Reading Milly’s impressive CV we’re not sure that luck ™ had much to do with itwe’d err on the side of hard work!)

Her short terms goals are to move up a grade in eventing and progress with her new horse, Deep Fields (otherwise known as
Holly). I’d love to represent WA again,she says,and to continue having fun with my horses. My ultimate dream is to ride at the Olympics.
Keep an eye on Milly as she works her way towards her dream.

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