Lindsey Blanch may only be 17 years old, but she is blowing her competition out of the water after winning Champion Large Hunter Hack on Dicavalli Royal Gustav at the 2017 Show Horse Council Grand Nationals recently held in Sydney.
“It was such a proud moment to win that title on on Gus,” Lindsey tells me. “He was an inexperienced baby when I first got him so it was an amazing feeling to know that it was my training that got us to the Nationals and the win was the icing on the cake.”
Lindsey’s ambition hasn’t stopped there though, for her, her long-term career is important. “My goals are to always learn, always improve and to keep winning,” Lindsey says. “I have always aimed big and pushed myself to rise to the occasion and to ride better with every competition.”
Lindsey stresses that constantly learning is the key to success. “To keep progressing you need to listen to your trainer and not assume you know best,” she says. “I am always open to learning new things and I always work hard. In my experience, the harder you work the luckier you get. Every win has contributed to my success and so has every loss – you learn from your losses as well.”
We wish Lindsey every success as she continues on with the 2017 show season.