Bluegrass Horse Feeds customer Jessica McIntyre gives us an insight into her “Behind the Success”. You might remember Jessica from the Geoff Billington Masterclass as one of the demo riders.
Jessica started riding at the age of three, and with both parents having evented up to international level she always had success in her sight. She has competed in three international events including her highlight of 2018, finishing 2nd at Millstreet International Horse Trials. Since transitioning to Show jumping in September she is looking forward to an exciting season ahead.
1) What’s your favourite horse you’ve ridden?
My 14.2 pony, “My Rustic Clover” (Rusty), he was point and shoot with scope to burn and a stride as big as a horse
2) What horse would you like to have in your stables?
Probably Tobago Z he reminds me of my horse Fabio
3) If you weren’t a showjumper what would you like to be?
Something else to do with equestrian whether it be retail or physio
Dublin Horse Show
5)Do you prefer the Greatest Showman or Les Mis soundtrack?
6)What’s the one thing in your tack room you can’t be without?
V.I.P gel pad - I use it on every horse.
7)Have you any routines or habits before you go in the ring?
Go over the distances in my head and check the horses boots
8) Do you have any other hobbies or sport interests?
I go to body pump and spin classes weekly to help with my core strength and fitness
9) Name one competition that you really want to win?
I would like to win a 1.35 GP
10) What’s your favourite Bluegrass Horse Feed Product?
It would have to be Race 13 as it has given one of my lower energy horses a new lease of life!
11) What’s your favourite Bluegrass Horse Feed Product?
I first sat on a horse when I was 6 weeks old in front of my mum. I then got my first pony at the age of 3 and the pony also happened to be 3 (wise!)
12) First pony’s name?
13) What’s your proudest achievement so far?
2nd at Millstreet International Horse Trials last August
14) What’s your favourite training exercise?
Pole work to help with rhythm and distances
15) One piece of advice you’d give to young riders?
To ride and jump as many horses as you can for experience and don’t be afraid to push out of your comfort zone