Nina Studley

Hi all,

Horse – I have my grey  16.1hh 13 year old Irish sports horse Crannagh Lara Blue aka Lara who is out of Crannagh Hero x Ballinvella Lady .

Our 2018/19 goals are to combat my fear of jumping a BS 80cm course and generally going out and giving my all to what we compete in mainly showjumping and xc . I may even try and add a dressage test into my goals too.

My favourite colour is purple .

Random fact – At 38 years old , I’m slightly obsessed with The Vampire Diaries having watched all 8 series 3 times and now on the 4th .

FAVOURITE THING TO DO WHEN NOT RIDING – Sleeping ? I love my bed , but also I like to get out with the dogs and my camera (even though I argue with it most of the time ) and obviously spending time with my family .


Bit about me

38 year old Mum of 3 and owner of 2 beautiful girls main one Lara who we bought as a hunter petrified of showjumps actually scared of her own shadow who we have had 4 years this September.

My daughter stole her and worked hard with her and was jumping up to 1.20 B.S on her!! Lara then started putting in a stop and it all crumbled there and then for them. Daughters social life became more important and Lara was scoped with grade 4 ulcers, 2 lots of treatment because after first lot they came back.

So, last summer I started competing on her after 23 years of not competing and was a total mess; nerves, tummy ache, fear of jumping in front of anyone. I was horrible to Mum and Dad who are my biggest fans (due to nerves ) I’m best left alone lol

We jump 70cm and if my mum nags me enough I may do a 80cm (never walk the course as it terrifies me) but I can jump 1m plus in the comfort of my own home. Spreads scare the living daylights out of me , I love doing rally’s that Chard Equestrian put on as I don’t seem to get so nervous.

We love to do show jumping with the odd blast round a Hunter trial. I am hoping to smash the 80cm classes with no wobbles or numerous trips to the loo beforehand. But in the short time we have been competing we are currently 2nd in the South West bs club 70cm and 5th in the 80cm bs club.

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