"I’m slowly starting to notice the difference in her way of moving and jumping style"
My name is Madison Halford, I have been riding since I was 6 years of age, which is now about 12 years. I thank my mother Gayle for bringing me into this world and introducing me to horses, I strongly feel that I was born to ride!
My mother bred Delilah for me 7 years ago as a Christmas present, Delilah wasn’t meant to be anything special, just the next horse for me to go onto from my 12hh pony, but as Delilah got older she grew into a lovely, loving horse and our bond has grown stronger together as we grew.
Delilah and I have always been put down, being told that we’ll never get anywhere because she is a T/B-QH and because of my riding! Over the last 2 years Delilah and I have shown everyone what we’re all about, proving everyone wrong. We started competing in 2013 just in a few small Pony Club events, but much to our surprise we actually won our 3rd event at grade 4 level. It was decided that Delilah and I were capable of jumping grade 1 level at training days so in 2014 we moved up to grade 3/EvA 80. Winning our second EA event ever and second event for the season which was held at Grand Cru. I cried my eyes out and would tell everyone that would listen how I had the best horse in the world. We placed in every event in 2014 except my first and last event for the season, which was understandable as our first event was our first grade 3 event and our last event was our first Prelim (95cm) event.
So far this year I have competed in two events and have placed in both, I am aiming for Pre Novice (1.05cm) by the end of the year, but only if I feel that Delilah is ready and if Rose-Hip Vital Equine continues to help her strive forward. My aim with Delilah is to make it to the Adelaide International in our own time. I’m not pushing her and if she can’t make it there, then she can’t make it there, and that’ll only be due to her physically not being able to, not her willingness as she would jump the moon for me, as an instructor once said to me ‘’If you threw your heart over a fence/jump she’d follow’’. Those few words meant so much to me.
One day I aim to follow my dream of making it to the Olympics. If it wasn’t spoken about sponsorship I would never have tried Rose-Hip Vital on Delilah, although the changes were quite slow to notice, I’m slowly starting to notice the difference in her way of moving and jumping style, I feel that now I’ve started seeing such slow but massive improvements in Delilah it has become such an important part of our regime.
Thankyou Rose-Hip-Vital Equine