Posted on 25 April 2012
Merrist Wood’s Lisa Miller and her horse Romeo IX have made it to the British National Dressage Championships.
A manager at Merrist Wood College’s Equine Centre will compete on her horse Romeo IX for one of the British dressage world’s greatest prizes this weekend.
Lisa Miller, Equine Resource Manager at Merrist Wood, was among the select few riders to qualify for the National Dressage Championships to be held at Hartpury, Gloucestershire from April 18 to 22. Romeo IX, a 14 year old Dutch Warmblood, is kept on livery at the College’s main yard and is well loved by the students who handle him and work with him.
Romeo and Lisa, who qualified at novice level, had to come in the top three at the Regional Dressage Championships to reach the national competition.
“Only the top 20 or so horses at each level qualify for the national championships from throughout the country so the students and I are very proud of Romeo,” said Lisa.
Merrist Wood’s Equine Centre is one of the top facilities in the south east and is a pre-Olympics training venue for London 2012.