TROT: Bundaberg's Indiana Anderson competing on Mister Crescendo.
TROT: Bundaberg's Indiana Anderson competing on Mister Crescendo. Catch Light Photoimaging - Kim T

National champ wants to send horse off in style

AS BUNDY'S Indiana Anderson prepares for her final event with her horse, she knows it will be an emotional time for her and her family.

Next month the Queensland Young Rider will end her association with Mister Crescendo at the state Pony Championships in Gatton, ending a ten-year relationship with the beast.

With a new horse on the way to help Anderson improve as a dressage competitor, Mister Crescendo will now head to a new young owner at the end of the year.

Talking about the end, Anderson said she would miss his personality traits.

"He is such a character around the stables with many tricks up his sleeve," she said.

"We will miss his cheeky and kind personality but also the many years of teaching each other the ropes to dressage."

Focusing on the positives though, Anderson has made sure the year has been a good one for herself and Mister Crescendo.

At the Australian Dressage Championships in July, Anderson won her first national title after winning four state titles in 2014 and 2015.

Then earlier this month the duo received the medium and advanced pony champion award at the Queensland Young Rider championships.

Anderson said the horse has been able to help her land some strong results over the past 12 months.

"He has given me so much," she said.

"We will now keep up our training for this competition coming up with the hopes of improving our scores at both the medium and advanced level (at our final event)."

To make the recent achievements so impressive, Anderson has been competing while finishing her year 12 studies.

Admitting it has been tough at times Anderson said she can't wait for a break after her final exams. Her final event will be held on the 15th of October.



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