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15th April 2020

Over the Easter weekend, RoR held a photo competition through our social media platforms to our members. We were overwhelmed with the 579 entries we received for this competition and the winner Becki Holmes and Ardent Buck were announced on Tuesday 14thApril.

Becki bought Ardent Buck, known as Buck two years ago when she decided she wanted to compete in the Wobbleberry challenge. Bridget, the horse she had previously been attempting to compete on was quirky and had ruined a lot of Becki’s confidence, so she set out to find the perfect Wobbleberry steed.

Becki saw Buck’s advert and it jumped out at her from the start. However, he was quite a distance away, slightly over her budget and a former racehorse. Despite this Becki made the decision to set off to view him. Since the moment Becki sat on him the pair have never looked back, Becki knew he was the one. Buck had previously evented up to the former 1* and he was a true gentleman through and through.

When Becki set out to compete in the Wobbleberry challenge her life was very different. Becki did not go out much as she was unable to do so, being diagnosed with some very unhealthy coping mechanisms on top of her bipolar disorder and Asperger’s. Becki said “Buck helped open up a new world to her”.

Buck and Becki completed the challenge at the Hannah One Day Event where the pair finished a respectable second in their section finishing on a 28 dressage score. The pair then went on to affiliated BE and moved up to 90cm, with the intention to go BE100.

Becki would never have thought she’d be able to do what she does now and she thanks Buck for making this possible. Becki is now classed as in remission with her bipolar, keeping herself well and healthy to make sure she is well enough to get Buck out doing what he loves.

“Buck always gives 110% no matter what we are doing, he's taken me to places I never dreamed of and not only that, he usually puts us in the ribbons as well. Buck is my one in a million, he owes me absolutely nothing and has a home here for life. I don’t think anything I could write can do him justice but he really is my absolute soul mate”.

Once again thank you to all who entered and brightened up our newsfeed, we loved them all. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for our next competition.

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