This weeks Pony rider is Samantha Foley who hails from Co. Waterford. This lady is definitely a competitor combining athletics, hockey and gaelic football with her pony tour of Ireland! Where do you get the time Samantha? Great jump off advice also. Competitors be aware…Rider: Samantha Foley
Current ponies: “Dudes Law (148cms), Coco Bab (148cms), Woodfield Rinrush (148cms).”
First pony: “Jerpoint Dancer (128cms).”
Favourite pony: “Coco or Dudes, both 148cms, 13-15 years old – because they are tough and brave.”
Best advice: “Better days to come my friend!!!”
The biggest mistake you have learnt from: “It’s about the turns, not the speed.”
Best achievement: “Four Springtour placings 2016.”
Ambition: “To compete on the Irish Pony Team.”
Favourite rider: “Bertram Allen. Leah Howard (always great for a chat in the warmup).”
Other sports: “Athletics, hockey and gaelic football”.
Funniest moment: “Falling off into a drain and having it named after me!”
We wish Samantha the best of luck and hopefully no more place naming’s! We love your best advice: “Better days to come my Friend”. Based on what we have seen above, there is no doubt about it!