Posted: 12th September 2014 | Back to news feed

Emmie Foxall didn’t let the soggy condition’s dampen her experience at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

 Emmie was the lucky winner of a Facebook competition last August and won tickets to see the dressage at the Games. The competition was set up to mark the one year countdown to the start of the Games, so Emmie was one of very few people who knew she had secured tickets well in advance of this much anticipated event.

 Dressage fan Emmie was thrilled to learn she had won the tickets to attend a session of the Team Dressage competition, and also a session of the Para Team Dressage.

 In the run up to the Games rumours of accommodation being booked up and travel difficulties began to circulate, however Emmie and her family easily found flights, car hire and accommodation.

 Emmie decided to make the trip to the Games into a short holiday to France for her family with her Mum accompanying her to the dressage. The beautiful Normandy countryside provided her partner and her Dad with plenty to do while Emmie and her mum enjoyed a day of ‘playing ponies’.

 When the day arrived they were dropped off right outside The D’Ornano Stadium in the heart of Caen.

 “The organisation was fantastic with numerous Games officials on hand to answer any questions and point you in the right direction; everything ran very smoothly despite the wet weather.

 “It was so exciting to see Great Britain’s Gareth Hughes compete on his mare DV Stenkjers Nadonna,” said Emmie.

 They also visited the Games Village which was just a short journey on the free bus service provided.

 Emmie and her mum have a shared passion for horses, Emmie currently owns a 16-year-old IDxTB that she has owned from the age of two.

 Having visited a number of equestrian events in the UK including the British Dressage National Championships, Badminton and Burghley this was Emmie’s first experience of an international championship overseas, but one that she would be happy to do again!

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