Rebecca and Keri Bates

"We think you have to kind of grow a second skin, you can’t take things to heart. If you don’t do so well at one competition then turn the negative into a positive and think well next time I'm going to come out and do this. At the end of the day it is the judges opinion and one day you might find that a judge just doesn’t like what they see but that doesn’t mean your not good. You just have to take it as a pinch of salt. Stay positive and stay focused, keep going no matter what. "

About Rebecca

Rebecca and Keri Bates obsession with horses started from an early age. Before taking dressage seriously in 2003 they competed regularly in XC, ODE & Showjumping.  It all started with a FEI team pony called DHI Peppino – Since then the experience they have gained has been invaluable. Becky and Keri found such an affinity with horses that it was inevitable this would be their chosen career. With some fantastic horses behind them they have represented GB on numerous occasions on the Great Britian Pony, Juinor & Young Rider squads & competed nationally & internationally up to Inter 1 level. This has taken them & their horses all over Europe & some of our greatest achievements were gained on these soils, the greatest being Keri achieving highest placed British rider at the 2007/08 European championships 2 years running ranking 7th & 9th  in Europe riding Donna Parrina. Rebecca also worked as a rider for dressage Olympian Nicola McGivern before setting up Ekko Equestrian with Keri who is now a trainee judge. Over the years they have been fortunate to train with some of Europe’s Top trainers. They breed, produce & train their own horses. Rebecca and Keri's aim is to produce top quality homebred talent & occasionally they offer horses for sale.

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