I was touched today when I witnessed a "Teen" mentoring a fellow team member at today's Chamber's Flat Pony Show.
This was my daughters big day, to enter the arena without assistance, and both of us where equally nervous. My daughter was overwhelmed by the experience as there where many other riders in this event with her. They ranged in age and experience. Rose did a wonderful job for her first attempt, although as many 8 year olds do, she was upset at not coming a place.
Whilst I was explaining to my daughter,
"it is not about getting a place or ribbon,"
we where approached by Lucy a fellow member of the Show Team.
It was a lovely moment, and I'm sure my daughter will remember this lovely gesture for years to come. She may even display the same qualities when she is a more experienced rider.
Thank you Lucy