Name Bella Plumridge
Disciplines Dressage & Showjumping
1. Illawong Harvest Moon (piglet) 135cm Arabian Riding Dressage Pony Competing CDI-P, Advanced EA & FEI (aiming for PSG Small tour 2020)
2. RS Butterfly Kisses (sash) 16.2hh 4yo warmblood – just started under saddle
3. Blue Moon 146cm 4yo Dressage Bred Pony, (Cashie) training prelim 4yo dressage, he is also looking to be a confident showjumping pony. I am excited for his 2020 debut (Blue Moon is co-owned by Kate Parker, the breeder of Illawong Harvest Moon)
1. Tres Bonne NZ (Bonnie) 16hh TB x Clydie x WB competing juniors 1.10
Coaches: Dressage: Charlotte Pedersen. Showjumping: Michelle Strapp
Inspired by: Charlotte Dujardin, Ingrid Klimke, Edwina Tops Alexander and Luciana Diniz
Memorable Moments: Winning the 2019 FEI Youth Dressage World Challenge in Sydney. Winning overall Champion and all 3 classes in the CDI-P at the Sydney CDI 2019. Placing Reserve Champs at the Boneo CDI in the CDI-P 2019, Competing in my first Advanced at Nationals in Sydney. Competing in the 2018 FEI World Youth Dressage Challenge placing 3rd in Aus, 5th SE Asia and 21st in the world. Placing 3rd in the Opal Series at Australian Showjumping Championships. Getting to compete in 2 Interschool Nationals including Toowoomba, Competing last year in 3 National events (Dressage, Showjumping & Interschools) on 3 different horses in 3 different Disciplines.
Favorite Quotes: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect” and “If it was easy everyone would be able to do it"
Advice: The best advice I have been told are 1. Focus on your own plan, don’t worry about people who watch and compete with you and your plan, as they are not following their own. 2. Take time to learn properly, listen and accept good advice, and say thank-you. 3. Cheer for others as you would like them to cheer for you.
When not riding: I like wakeboarding. Going to my brothers wakeboarding competitions, talking to friends, EATING and my cats.
Most known for: Being clumsy, never staying clean, wearing odd socks.
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