Rachel mother got in touch with Willberry to see if he could wave his wand in Rachel's direction. Rachel's sister Amy has breast cancer which has sadly spread. Sadly she is now facing a terminal diagnosis.
With the Sunday of Nunney Horse Trials being Rachel’s 13th Birthday, Willberry and her Mum were keen to create a magical day for the two of them. The wish was for Rachel and Amy to have a VIP tour of the XC by car. Rachel even had a few of her closest friends come and join the celebrations.
Willberry woke at the crack of dawn, excited to meet Amy, Rachel and their friends and family. He had to fight his sweet tooth as he sat in the car with a super special birthday cake for Rachel and like every good party, Willberry had bought alongs some goody bags. Granting wishes, birthdays and eventing? All in one day? Blimey - Willberry couldn't wait to get going.
The fab team at Nunney International were amazing in helping Willberry fulfil this wish. Teressa took Amy and Nanette on a full-on XC expedition! Visiting the XC control to see the action, waiting at certain points of the course to see some of the big names like Andrew Nicholson, jumping the tricky combinations.
The family had planned a picnic but in true British style the weather was quite unsettled. Even a Wonder Pony cant battle with mother nature.... He can however rustle up a table in the sponsors marque! Amy and Rachel had some special visitors during their lunch, Kitty King, who had just won the 3*, Bridget Parker popped along with her Gold Medal, and David Doel! In a funny turn of events it turned out Amy used to babysit for him and the family were keen to say hello!! Willberry's special birthday cake did a good job of refuelling everyones tanks.
Mrs Yeoman, Bridget Parker and Teressa where so helpful. Tanzy Lee took some great photos and Eileen Walwin and Caroline Hoddinott made such a fantastic job of the cake. Willberry is so thankful to the support he receives to help keep #makingmemories.
Amy said: “It’s been a lovely day and so nice as you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to experience something like this. Meeting the riders was fantastic. I love going to support my sister when she’s riding and it’s been great to come here today and have such a special time.”