Lily has been a great TREC partner to owner, Kate Gillam for many years, with highlights including competing in the European Championships in Italy in 2018 where they tackled the fearsome1.40m brush jump in the photo with an invisible 1 stride landing before heading down a steep hill, made even more difficult as it was the first obstacle on the PTV. Kate’s most memorable moment from the trip however was during a practice orienteering ride earlier in the week when she rode to the top of an Italian mountain:
“The shimmering, silvery view was breathless, spreading out over the mountains to the glistening sea in the distance far below. I was moved by both the splendour of vision and as I reflected upon the pretty horse that had travelled so far with me and who had become so much a part of my life.”
With retirement coming earlier than expected, Lily will be remembered as a horse that always scored very well in PTV & MA, as well as being an excellent POR horse at top level. She has often been the only horse to jump a large or tricky obstacle at an event.