Warr rides to pair of Equestrian championships

Jessica Warr, 13, of Fall River brought home championships in the Central District Equitation over fences 2’-2’3 Junior division and also claimed the Overall Provincial Equitation over fences 2’-2’3 in the Nova Scotia Equine Federation Scotia Series. (Submitted photo)

FALL RIVER: Jessica Warr just wanted to have fun competing in Equestrian this year, with a new horse. She did better than that.

The 13-year-old, who is coached by mom Emma, brought home championships in the Central District Equitation over fences 2’-2’3 Junior division and also claimed the Overall Provincial Equitation over fences 2’-2’3 in the Nova Scotia Equine Federation Scotia Series.

Warr achieved those accomplishments on board Ellie, her horse. It was their first year together, and it seems they hit it off right from the get go.

“I love working with Ellie to achieve a good steady but forward canter, getting the right strides around a course of jumps and working on my equitation,” she said. “The idea is to make the whole round look relaxed and to float effortlessly around the courses.”

Equestrian has many different disciplines, but what she really enjoy sis the Hunter discipline.

“For me it is all about having fun,” said Warr, who attends Halifax Grammar School. “I’m very proud and thankful of Ellie, she has helped me build my confidence in the sport and has opened new doors for us for the future.”

In 2018, Warr, Ellie and Team Unicorn—for Warr’s love of Unicorns—will compete in higher ranking shows (Equine Canada Showing) representing N.S.

“Ellie is such a kind and beautiful horse, we are so lucky to have found her,” said Warr. “She is a dream come true. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.”

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