Early in March, Avantgarde II (Arnold) and his German rider Angela Niemeyer Eastwood competed at their first event since qualifying for the National Dressage Championships last August. They won both Elementary Open Classes with over 70% to qualify for the Summer Regional Finals in one go.
What made this victory so special was that six year old Trakehner/Hannoverian missed the Nationals because he was close to death. Having had an anti-colic injection go badly wrong, he spent nearly a month in Rossdale’s Newmarket hospital fighting for his life.
On returning home he was a shadow of his former self and it was doubtful he would compete again, but TLC, Equilibra and other mixes helped him make a full recovery.
Equilibra are therefore delighted to present Angela and Arnold with an Equilibra Achievement Award.