19th October 2015
Show-jumper India Bussey (M5V) has had some really superb results this summer, enabling her to gain in experience and progress in her burgeoning professional career. India was delighted to be selected to travel to Austria for the European Championships as part of the Children on Horses Great British team, after a double clear round on the Nations cup team in Wierden, Holland with her horse, Westwinds Ego.
India describes the 2015 championships, events and qualifiers below..
In the first individual qualifier, we jumped a double clear to come 2nd out of over 100 combinations. The team, myself, Olli Fletcher, Lottie Tutt and Hallie Lunn, then went on to put in a fighting performance in the Nations Cup and brought it back to take the silver medal position close behind Germany.
This was an amazing experience and I hope that I will have the opportunity to represent my country again in the near future.
BRITISH SUPREME CHAMPIONSHIPS
Soon after the Europeans we travelled to Stafford to compete in the British Supreme Championships. Valerie B & I came 3rd in the Children On Horses qualifier. Ocelot II came 8th in the Adventurer qualifier and won the second qualifier and came 10th in the Championship. Ocelot is a pony which I have produced myself and trained up to this level, so this was a very rewarding result for myself and my team. I am so thankful to Ocelot's owners for giving me the opportunity to produce her and I hope to be given more opportunities like this with further support from a wider range of people.
NATIONAL INTER ACADEMY SHOW
I had a successful show as part of the Norfolk Children On horses team at the National Inter Academy Show with my teammates Ellie Eaton, Nissi Ladell and Georgie Kidner. I jumped a triple clear to get individual silver and the team put in a faultless performance to win gold.
AINTREE SENIOR PREMIER SHOW: WORLD CLASS DEVELOPMENT UNDER 23S OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW QUALIFIER
I had a good show in Liverpool with my top horse Westwinds Ego. We came 6th with a double clear in the 1m20 and just had a pole in a strong 1m30 on Friday. Then on the Saturday I jumped the 1m45-1m50 World Class Development Under 23s
OLYMPIA LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW QUALIFIER.
This is a big class with technical courses. Ego jumped really well just picking up 8fts at the end of the course to my inexperience at that level. I am so pleased with this result as it was a big step up for us and I have learnt a huge amount from jumping it and am looking forward to the next qualifier to try and get some fought after points.
I am so grateful to the school for their support allowing me to push myself and compete in these prestigious competitions and gain valuable experiences to help me in my career. Of course I am forever grateful to my family for their undoubted support and I have valued great amounts from the Young Norfolk Sports Academy lectures which I am lucky enough to be a part of this year. Thank you all for your support.