Area Festivals: Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell and Joey's journey took a challenging turn at the start of their season, but triumph overcame adversity to see their performance thrive!

Laura Mitchell Joey

Army Dressage Team rider, Maj Laura Mitchell said, "as we entered lockdown back in March my dreams of stepping up to elementary in the upcoming months were shattered. It was not the pandemic that destroyed these plans but an unfortunate (and unknown) accident that resulted in my beloved Joey fracturing his jaw.

Fortunately, with the help of friends, trainers, and Rainbow Equine Hospital, we began ridden work again in late August 2020, and 𝘄𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆 for the Novice Petplan with days to spare!

Although not at the level we planned I am beyond pleased that this injury did not have any lasting effects on my boy and he’s made a full recovery enough to continue our dressage journey."

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