What’s your fave thing to do with your pony?
A. Gallop through the countryside, jumping everything in sight!
B. Perfect my moves in the arena – accuracy is everything.
C. Practise my jump-off turns in the field. Every second counts!
D. Free-school my pony and build our bond. It’s like we read each other’s minds.
How do you feel before you start a dressage test?
A. Stressed! I just want to get it out of the way so I can go jumping.
B. Excited – it’s my time to shine and show everyone what we can do!
C. Dressage? What’s dressage?
D. Relaxed, my pony seems to know what I want him to do before I even ask him.
What’s your horsey style?
A. Traditional. I love a classic look and neutral colours – I wouldn’t be seen dead in hot pink!
B. I love bling! My pony looks fab in his matching saddlecloth and boots, and my patent boots and sparkly hat stand out in the crowd.
C. I keep up-to-date with all the latest products. Technical, breathable kit keeps us both feeling and looking good!
D. As long as I have my trusty hat, I don’t spend too long thinking about what I’m wearing – I just want to get to the yard as soon as I can to see my pony!
What do you like most about hacking?
A. Having the chance to build my pony’s fitness and getting him used to different terrain.
B. Nothing – I hate open spaces!
C. It’s fine, as long as we get to go fast!
D. I love it. It’s a great time to go on adventures and explore new routes with my fave pony.
Which horsey event would you most like to visit?
A. Badminton. It’s always been my dream to compete there one day.
B. Olympia. It’s the highlight of my year!
C. Longines Global Champions Tour in Miami. Showjumping on a beach in the sunshine – what’s not to love?
D. A natural horsemanship demo. I’d love to see how other riders bond with their ponies.
How competitive are you?
A. I like to win, but the most important thing is that all the riders and ponies come home safe and sound.
B. I’m not too competitive – as long as me and my fave pony show improvement and try our best, I’m happy.
C. I’m super-competitive. I love to be the fastest and take home the trophy!
D. I’m not competitive at all, I just love being out and about having fun with my fave pony.
Do you get nervous before a competition?
A. I do get nervous, it’s normal to! But I try to turn nervous energy into positive energy.
B. I don’t tend to get very nervous, it’s just another day, another competition.
C. I don’t get nervous, I just focus on directing all of my energy into winning.
D. I do get slightly nervous, but the main thing is that I try my best.
You’re most like top eventer, William Fox-Pitt. You’re a total adrenalin junkie and love the thrill of a challenge with your fave pony. It’s your dream to be a professional event rider just like William and zoom around the cross-country course at Badminton Horse Trials.
You’re most like dressage star, Charlotte Dujardin. You might not love jumping, but that’s not a problem, as you’re too busy perfecting your dressage skills. Just like Charlotte, you’re ambitious and love seeing the improvement you make with your fave pony.
You’re most like speedy showjumper, Scott Brash. There’s nothing better than whizzing around a showjumping course clear and bringing home a rosette. You dream of touring the world as a top showjumper, just like Scott – it doesn’t get cooler than that!
You’re most like free-rider, Emma Massingale. Your pony is your best friend and you spend hours chatting away with him. Just like Emma, you love adventure and finding new ways to understand ponies. If anyone on the yard is having behavioural trouble with their pony, it’s you they come to for help!