I was very excited to hear that I was chosen as part of Team GBR’s European Young Rider squad, alongside, Chloe Winchester, Chloe Aston, Jake Saywell and Alfie Bradstock. It's a strong team so fingers crossed we will have a good week at Wiener Neustadt, Austria. We are very lucky to have great suppliers involved in Team GBR and had a ball being kitted out in our championship gear.
Yesterday (28th of July) I arrived at West Midlands Golf club, the site for our photoshoot and after a quick bite to eat we got straight to work. Firstly we were giving our beautiful dresses, shoes and a scarf from Next. Every year we are lucky enough to be given new outfits for the opening ceremony and certainly felt like divas posing for Maria Clayton to take our photos!! Next we swapped our formal wear for our showjumping gear. Our shirts and jackets being sponsored by Animo UK definitely make us the smartest team going. I absolutely love their gear and am very grateful to receive a new shirt for the European Championships. We are also very lucky to be given Champion helmets with British flags for the occasion.
Finally, just when we thought we were done, Maria had us posing in some cool places with our Team GBR t-shirts provided by official suppliers Toggi. Between golf buggies and dodgy bridges with a depth of water below its amazing none of us got up to mischief!! It was an exhausting day but I loved every minute of it! Makes a change from riding horses and mucking out all day!
Thanks to all involved especially our Team sponsors. Time to start packing up now to leave for the Europeans, you can follow my journey to the championships from my Facebook athlete page, Emma O’Dwyer, Twitter @emmaodwyer103 or Instagram _emmaodwyer_