Hi everyone, I'm Laura Schrøter and I'm so excited to start blogging for Pointers sharing with you what we've been up to each month!
To give you a little intro about me - I'm a 23yo International Eventer currently competing up to Advanced level and showjumping BS 1.30m. This season my main aim is step up to 3* successfully, along with all the other horses stepping up a level.
I began my career after leaving school at 18yo and quickly started a working pupil position with Team GB Olympic Eventer, Gemma Tattersall, before setting up on my own yard after a couple of years.
I've recently launched my website www.lauraschroter.com, so please do have a read through to see the full Bio on my horses and me!
Similar to most eventers at the moment, I have a serious case of cabin fever from all the cancellations due to the weather! So far we've managed 3 out of 7 planned runs. The season kicked off in great style with Billy Shamrock coming 2nd in the BE100 at Tweseldown and a couple weeks later, Billy Shamrock and Willem van Wup both had good steady runs round the BE100 and Intermediate at Great Witchingham. Poor Zorro Rocco is yet to go out eventing but he did have a little trip to combined training, which he won on a 27.3 dressage and clear show jumping in the Intermediate!
I've recently had a small accident, in breaking my toe and ripping out my toe nail (I won't give you the gory details!). So I'm very grateful for my amazing made to measure Stivaleria Secchiari boots as they are the only boots I can bear to wear at the moment. We successfully made it through jumping 5 horses in 8 rounds out show jumping at Coombelands this week, thanks to my wonderful team as all I had to do was hop from one horse to the other, literally!
Hopefully by next month I will be able to report on how Withington goes with the two big boys, Willem van Wup and Zorro Rocco, in the Advanced u25 and the Intermediate, and also the preparations for our first 3*. Entry has just gone in...!