**Welcome back to Erin Flanagan - 2017 Sponsored Rider**
Well 2017 is already off to a cracking start. In February Benchmark Live the Dream (aka Larry) and I travelled down to the HHSA Young Horse Championships in Gatton where we competed in the 4 Year Old Horse class. It was Larry’s first time travelling such a distance and he proved to be the perfect travel buddy, arriving in Gatton after 3 days of driving relaxed and happy. Larry worked exceptionally in an unfamiliar environment and we were excited to be awarded the Champion 4 Year Old at the event and Highest Scoring Hanoverian in the class.
Our sights are now set for the Sydney CDI 4yo classes at the end of April. It has always been a dream of mine to ride at SIEC and I am amazed that I am able to achieve this dream so quickly with Larry. I am super excited to be travelling with the Guardian Horse Products Team and am ecstatic that I can represent a fantastic brand at such a prestigious event.
Ordos (aka Jack) is enjoying his time out of the limelight and is slowly being brought back into work after some time off over the hot FNQ summer.
Erin Flanagan 23/03/2017
** GHP welcomes back Erin Flanagan as our 2016 'Senior' Sponsored Rider**
'2016 is already shaping up to be an action packed year! The year has started off a little tough with my Advanced horse Jack (aka Ordos) injuring himself a number of times in the paddock between October 2015 and February 2016. I have been taking his convalescence slowly but he is now back in work and building up fitness. I am planning a relaxing year for Jack and I as my goal is to take the plunge and start riding Prix St Georges and Intermediate 1, so my aim is to go out and have fun rather than put pressure on our rides to qualify for the State Championships.
I also have finished breaking in my 3yo hanoverian gelding Larry (aka Benchmark Live The Dream) with the help of my trainer Geoff Blacklock. Larry is proving to be a very special young horse that is taking his training all in (his very large) stride. We recently attended a clinic with Carlos De Cleermaeker who commented that he has an excellent attitude and lovely paces. Larry and I will have our first competitive outing at the ATDDEA April competition.'
Erin Flanagan 30/03/2016
**A very warm welcome to new 2015 Guardian Horse Products
'Senior' Sponsored Rider - Erin Flanagan**
Erin has been riding since age 12 and has ridden a number of different disciplines before eventually finding a passion for Dressage. After many years of plodding around on her mother’s horse Skite, in 2007 Erin found an unlikely dressage mount in a talented (although naughty!) off-the-track Thoroughbred named Ordos (aka Jack). Erin and Jack have formed a strong partnership, starting out competing in Green Horse and Preliminary classes to now posting strong scores in Official Medium and Advanced Dressage with a few starts at Prix St Georges under their belt. A highlight of Jack and Erin’s partnership in 2014 was achieving 65% at Advanced level at the Far North Equestrian Group Championships. Erin hopes that this year she will be able to consolidate her scores at Advanced level and qualify for the 2015 QLD State Dressage Championships. Erin is very proud to use and represent Guardian Horse Products.
'Guardian Horse Products are the best sprays on the market to keep my horses healthy and happy! Jack is prone to rainscald and mud fever as a sensitive skinned and white stockinged thoroughbred, but Scaldaway is fantastic at treating and preventing these tropical ailments and helps to keep him in tip top condition.
Insectaway is the most effective fly spray I’ve ever used, it gets the bugs off and keeps them off! It is fantastic for keeping my horse focused when working on the ground and under saddle and smells great to boot! Guardian Horse Products are the only rain scald and fly spray products I trust to use on my horses.'
Erin Flanagan 13/01/2015