We at Godfrey Martin Ltd are proud to announce we have been sponsoring the Para Carriage Driver Joanne McNicol at her first National Driving Trials at Ashfields in Essex on 4-6 May.
Joanne is lucky to be driving a fantastic pony, “Texas”, owned by Pip Holgate and loaned to Andrea Scott, who backs steps for Joanne. Joanne lost both legs from below the knee in childhood but had a love of horses from an early age which led her to start riding. She hopes to be selected to represent Great Britain at the World Para Driving Championships in Holland later this year.
The funding she received from us went towards some valuable training before the competition at Ashfields and entering the event itself.
Joanne shared that her first National event went well and had a good dressage on day 1. The marathon section on day 2 had some very challenging obstacles, but she got round with just a couple of minor blips. Day 3 cones were fantastic, and she finished in 2nd place overall.
We wish Joanne the best of luck in her selection campaign.