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Your Great Mind donates a prize To the Ian White Memorial Trophy held at Smith Lawn.

The first Ian White Memorial Trophy was awarded in 2009. It is presented to the winning event rider of the BE100 section at Smith’s Lawn Horse Trials, held in the beautiful surroundings of Windsor Great Park. Ian White died of a brain tumour in 2008. He was 42 years old and a keen amateur event rider. He and his horse, Moose, enjoyed the thrill of cross country riding and the discipline of the showjumping – the dressage was never a favourite with either of them! Following Ian’s death, the trophy competition was initiated by his wife, Kathryn, as a fitting tribute to Ian and his passion for eventing. The prizes, donated by our generous sponsors, reflect the importance of training and support needed by the amateur rider – something that Ian felt very strongly about. In addition, we raise money at the event to generate funds for the Sue Ryder Hospice at Nettlebed, and The Ian White Fund (c/o The Brain Tumour Charity) to raise awareness of brain tumours. Since its inauguration, the Ian White Memorial Trophy has received increasing interest from riders and sponsors alike with high profile event riders and trainers offering free tuition to the winner. Last year the competition was oversubscribed!

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British Eventing

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Anyone that enters the Ian White Memorial Trophy will get 10% off when you pay for a package of six sessions with Your Great Mind NLP

2014 Winner of the Your Great Mind Prize

“On the day of Smiths Lawn horse trials I was more excited than usual as I was travelling down to the event with my great friend and her horse, as well as my mother and our trainer. We all talked and laughed so much on the way down the journey seemed very quick.

On arrival my mother went off to collect numbers and we prepared our horses for the dressage. My horse behaved appallingly in the warm up and screamed for his travel mate to the point where someone asked if he was a stallion! However, this worked in my favour as usually he switches off in the dressage arena but that day he stormed down the centre line and really showed off and we received our best mark ever! I then walked the show jumping which was up to height, this pleased me as my horse is easier when the fences are bigger and then walked the xc which was lovely with really good going for the time of year. I returned to the lorry full of confidence. When it came to the show jumping my horse reverted to his earlier behaviour adding a few whip rounds and bucks for good measure which very nearly put me on the floor. When it came to doing the business in the ring he did a lovely clear followed by a storming xc round. Gosh I was so pleased with my boy especially as he had been very ill the season before. I could hardly believe it when I saw the score board, 2nd place was not what I was expecting and I felt really proud. The sponsors were extremely generous, I received so many wonderful useful things but best of all I received a voucher for a session with Elizabeth Hough.

Initially I did feel apprehensive as I didn’t really know what to expect, but having spoken with Elizabeth on two occasions I was confident that my visit to her would be beneficial.

I really enjoyed my session, it was a lot to take in a very short space of time. As yet I have not been to any competitions to apply what I learnt but I have used it when just riding at home to great effect. I feel a lot more confident in myself and my riding since my session and can’t wait for the season to start.

I shall hopefully be back to Smiths Lawn again this year as it is a favourite event, well run, good courses and amazing prizes!”

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