Laura is a member of British Dressage and has progressed from BYRDS into Seniors representing,
Devon, the South West and then England at the Home International for the last three years. In 2015 she was Home International Individual Elementary Champion in her first season with Extasia. So far this season Laura and Extasia have achieved four +70% scores at the Winter Regional Champs, qualifying for the Nationals in both the Elementary Open and the Novice Freestyle open at the Winter National Championships where they just missed the top ten coming 11th. They are now out and about competing at Medium, qualified for 2016’s Summer Regional Championships intending to go Advanced Medium later this year.
On her other horse – Alfie (TullyReavy Prince Jones) she was Medium Champion at the South West Petplan Area Festival Regional Championships in 2014. Alfie has just recovered from a tendon injury and is regaining strength & fitness doing some Elementary tests having also qualified for the Summer Regionals this year. Hopefully Alfie will be ready to go back up to Medium by the autumn.
Laura trains regularly with Conrad Schumacher at the Half Moon Stud in Dorset and aims are to progress through the levels to be in a position to apply for the World Class programme when applications open again in 2018 with Extasia. She intends to achieve her top hat and tails and compete internationally in the future.
The project featured the latest mirror format of 6ft x 5ft in a Five In A Line configuration.
This installation, completed in 3 days from start to finish including all groundworks, on-site machining and personalised calibration.
Installed by our skilled and professional team, the project commenced with preparatory groundworks, followed by frame installation and alignment.
The second day involved the fitting and major calibration of the mirrors in series until all five were in place. Our unique mounting rig is crucial to this process as it allows each mirror to be perfectly positioned without any external distortion or body flex.
The final part of the process fine tunes the mirrors to the client’s specification ensuring a clean and perfectly in line view. The most critical part of this process (and the one that sets Equestrian Reflections apart) is the alignment of the reflection across the set of mirrors so that a complete and uninterrupted view is offered as you school
Emily is a UKCC Level 2 coach and pony club accredited trainer and keen member of British Dressage and British Eventing, Emily currently competes 3 horses, Rascalini is the smallest of the bunch at 15.2 but the most advanced horse training at PSG level.
Minnie is the biggest at 17.2 (we’ve stopped measuring now as scared she is now bigger!!!!). She is the youngest at 6 years old competing at Novice / Elementary level and Abbey is my event horse / Irish bog pony competing at Novice British Eventing successfully, she practically turns her hoof to anything!
All Emily’s horses have very different personalities, weaknesses and strengths so her training methods change on each horse from day to day depending on what mood they are in when coming out of the stable.
Emily has a sympathetic but effective way of working them all to achieve harmony between horse and rider, Razzy as we call him at home is a bit of a dude and loves to work work work, he has been part of the Byrds NW teams for a few years including being part of the winning team at the Home International last year and 2nd in the A Squad ride off at Hartpury. He has been to the regionals at every level from novice to advanced medium, we also managed to qualify for the nationals in 2016 at medium level with great support and help off my long term trainer Patsy Bartram!!!
Our aim for this year is to get a couple of PSG’s under our belt and enjoy it!!!
Minnie on the other hand would rather stay in bed after a long night partying in the field but when she comes out at a show will show off and managed to qualify for the summer regionals in 3 tests with scores over 70%.
I don’t know how i ever coped without my mirrors, they are like my best friends when i am training my horses, sometimes i wish they weren’t quite so good at 6am in the morning when i am riding looking bleary eyed and half asleep!!!!
All of the people that visit my yard comment how lovely they look, they are such an asset to any rider or trainer. They are my eyes on the ground when no one else is around!
Equestrian Reflections sponsor young event rider, Laura Schroter.
Laura left school after her A-levels to pursue a career with horses. She started out with a working pupil position at a top GB eventer’s yard and now works as a freelance rider and eventer.
She rides for two professional yards and for private owners. Last year, Laura passed the Pony Club A test with Distinction and is currently working towards the UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification.
Laura has a string of self-produced competition horses that she events up to BE Intermediate and 2* and show jumps up to BS 1.30m.
Laura’s aims are to compete at 3* in the next two years and to expand her team of owners and young talented horses.
Laura is delighted to be sponsored by Equestrian Reflections and believes the mirrors are a fundamental training aid for all three equestrian disciplines.
The clarity and precision of alignment are second to none. I can’t imagine riding without them now. It’s like having a permanent set of eyes on the ground
Thank you so much for your expert installation of the new mirror.
Eloise has finally finished her exams and is now enjoying the fruits of your labour, the mirror is excellent.
I can’t tell you how delighted we are with it.
Please find attached a photo which summed up our morning with you.
We wish you all good health and happiness in the future, hope to see you soon.
Anna is a dressage rider who has ridden up to Small Tour and competed internationally at Young Rider level with many placings with her top horse, Bryan. In 2015 she was selected to represent GB at the Young Rider European Championships. She has competed at the National and Winter Championships on multiple occasions, and has four regional and
one national title to her name.
Anna comes from an Eventing background where she competed up to 1* and represent the South East of England at the regional U18 Championships, only changing her focus to dressage in 2014 after winning the National Preliminary title at the winter championships in 2013.
Anna combines her riding with studying at Oxford Brookes University for a degree in Human Biology.
Anna currently has 3 horses. They are
She is also breeding some dressage ponies, with the first due in 2017.
Anna has had ‘Equestrian Reflection’ mirrors since 2013, appreciating them on all of her horses.
They are great for the younger horses when you need to make sure that they are staying straight, and also hugely beneficial with the more advanced horses when you need to check the positioning of movements such as half pass and shoulder in. We also regularly hold rallies for the local pony club at our yard, and everyone loves them and comments on how great they are.
She goes on to comment
The quality of the Equestrian Reflection mirrors is second to none. Even standing at the end of our arena, you can clearly see the reflection. They have not moved in all the weather that our school is exposed to (which has included storms that have flipped field shelters over!). They also align beautifully, which is something you never see with other companies.