Jamaican event rider Lydia Heywood caught the horse bug from her mother, who she says had a huge passion to ride even though she didn’t have a lot of support from her family. In the latest video blog from This Esme, Lydia goes for a school at the famous Hickstead venue and sits down with Esme to give us a glimpse into her riding career and life.
“I love to get competitive in all things that I do,” Lydia explains in the video. Of all the disciplines, Lydia says she found the most passion in the cross country portion, though she first started out in the jumper ring and learned that she had a need for speed. Since then, it’s been all systems go as Lydia pursues her competitive goals and also helps out with organizations such as the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton and the Cool Ridings Foundation.
Lydia and Esme have also teamed up with DVR Equestrian to give away a signed Riding the Revolution t-shirt – you can learn more on how to enter below:
If you’d like to hear more from Lydia, this is a good podcast to start with. Go eventing!