Kerry selected to ride for Scotland

KERRY Hudson on Katee Tiple B as the prepare to represent Scotland in Para-dressage.
KERRY Hudson on Katee Tiple B as the prepare to represent Scotland in Para-dressage.

LUTHERMUIR woman Kerry Hudson is appealing for help which will enable her to represent Scotland in the Para-dessage Home Internationals.

The Home Internationals, involving teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be held at Valeview, Leicestershire from August 20-22.

Kerry has always had a great love of horses.

Seven years ago she was struck down by CIDP, an auto-immune disease which strikes at the periferal nervous system.

Kerry stopped riding for a considerable time, but was able to get back riding again with the help and support of Riding for the Disabled at Forfar.

Kerry says: “It was through Riding for the Disabled that I have been able to get back to where I am today.”

Kerry has been selected as one four riders to represent Scotland and is looking for financial help from businesses or individuals to help her compete.

The expense associated with travelling down to England is considerable. As well as the cost of fuel there is also the cost of stabling and Kerry and her husband Rob estimate that the costs for the weekend will be in the order of £1,000.

Anyone willing to assist Kerry can contact her on 01674 840775 or emailkerry.hudson@homecall.co.uk

Kerry will be assisted down in Leicester by her friend Jane Mitchell who will drive the lorry used to transport her horse.

Jane’s father, Brian Carnegie, previously sponsored the fuel costs for a competition in Stirling at which Kerry successfully earned selection for the Scotland team.

Kerry has three horses. She competes on a 17-year-old Belgium Warmblood Katee Tiple B and uses one of the others for carriage driving.