My name is Liza and I am dressage rider from Russia. Dressage is type of Olympic equestrian sport. I have been practising this kind of sport for more than 14 years. Starting from "Children" age category, I made my way to "Juniors" and then to "Young Riders". For past 4 years I used to be in Russian national team. Now I am 21 years old and I am in category "U25". Me and my partner, 27-years old Danish warmblood gelding Sultan of Swing have won many international and national competitions. But my biggest dream is to take part in European championship. In 2015 year I was close to my dream but due to exams I had to stay in my country and didn't have a chance to go abroad and qualify for European championship. This year with my partner we are really in good shape, but there are no qualify competitions in my country.
Transportation of the horse from my country to those, in which competitions are held, is usually very expensive. Only transportation to Belarus (in which first competition is held) costs 980$. And transportation to Belgium is even more expensive. Besides, it is necessary for the horse to have a rest between transportations due to veterinary indications. That is why I also have to pay for the stables in which I will be staying during the road. My national federation is not covering any of these expenses. Only if I go to European Championship they will cover them.
The first competition is going to be in Belarus on 17 of April and then - in Belgium. By this time I need at least 14 of the whole amount.
Please, help me to make my dream come true and qualify for the European dressage U-25 championship!