Flossy is well known to many on the British Dressage Forum as a teller of interesting stories and perhaps the odd joke or two. We have selected a few tales for your pleasure.

Veteran prize

Veteran prize ; In respond to the members disappointment with the current situation (caused by the new competition structure) in which most of the prizes available to the members, are taken by the Silver and Gold participants of the class . British Dressage came up with a most innovative answer to the issue . In every dressage competition apart from the usual prizes and rosettes awarded a cross the board to all the categories, there will be one extra prize to be claimed, a special VETERAN award. Like everything else that emerge out of BD committee rooms, the idea was kept as top secret , not publicised or communicated to the members , until un veiled to the lucky winner at the first competition, to implement this new move. A friend of mine just won the Bronze section of a hotly contested Halt only competition (no rising options this time , sitting all the way). During the prize giving ceremony she was surprised and delighted to receive a three tier rosette and a bottle of local homemade dandelion wine. “What this is for???” she asked . “AAaaahhh” said the BD RDO “This is the VETERAN prize !!!” “Whooo “ was her reaction and then she added ” CAN’T BE , my horse is only six”. To which the RDO replied with a big smile on her face “We know that DEAR!! We know THAT !!”