With SRNC Romania just around the corner (June 1st- 3rd) we have a catch up with our resident Grecian Goddess and Dressage Diva Anastasia Ripolin. Anastasia, a QUB Pharmacy student, has been a member of our super squad for two years now. She's counting down the days until she jets off with her fellow team mates Eoghan Murphy and Becky Coonan to the Romantic Romania.
What are you most looking forward to for SRNC Romania?
SRNC Romania is known to be the best SRNC of the year so I’m super excited to find out why it holds this reputation! I’m also looking forward to seeing international friends again, getting a bit of a tan (hopefully) and riding some lovely Romanian horses alongside the Karpatia Pony Show!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Apart from riding, just spending time with friends.
How do you prep for a competition? Any tips or advice for our Irish Student Rider Followers?
Umm the key to you doing well is probably, staying calm and focused. With 5 minutes to warm up for dressage focus on the essentials of the test and go for accuracy and precision and with showjumping, keep a firm leg on and remember where you’re going!
Pick your favourite; Tet or Varsities
All food and G&Ts
What are your flight essentials?
Phone plus earphones (very essential), snacks
Finally, what is the first word that comes to your mind when I say HORSE?