Bicton had a tremendous advantage though with Helen West at the helm for the first event snd her husband Andrew Fell at the second , with all their years of event management, including Andrew’s family experience at Ballindenisk!
But if that relates to preparing a championship course,she does have a point. It was a late decision to run these championships and in usual times a venue has a couple of years to plan the course. I think this one might have been done in six months or less.
The age of the pony at 13 would certainly not put me off. You know this pony and clearly get on well with her. Good ponies like this are so hard to find and would readily sell at 16 or even 18. I would however get a vet to check her over before you buy her. Good luck!
Wonderful old horseman I knew would take in difficult horses for owners
He said after two weeks he would give them one of three choices
Good horse problem sorted he should be ok for you
Good horse but better suited to a professional home or a more active life than you want . I can...