Clare Reeves contacted Willberry’s Wishes in November 2017. In April 2017 she was diagnosed with a grade three triple negative breast cancer. She was only aware of her condition when her little mare began nudging her breast every day, and she realised she had a lump. She has undergone a double mastectomy and hysterectomy, but apart from her young family her focus throughout was being able to get back to riding her little mare Frankie. Frankie was very green and so one of Clare’s Wishes on her list was to have a sympathetic instructor who could help her and Frankie gain confidence together with the big goal to ride around a Wobbleberry event.
Willberry found a wonderful instructor James McCullough and arranged for ten lessons to fit in with Clare’s chemotherapy and operations over the Spring and Summer months. James helped them enormously and gave her the confidence to finally compete in her first Wobbleberry event in September, where she successfully completed all three elements and was absolutely elated just like Willberry!
Being the Wonder Pony he is, Willberry also managed to link Clare up with the showjumping legend, Nick Skelton. Clare headed to his yard and was treated to an amazing day there, with Nick showing Clare around all the yards, hosting a yummy lunch and even a tour of his son’s racing yard and the gallops in his mini Moke!
Clare is an incredibly tough, positive girl who has fought her way through a dreadful time, whilst fund raising for Willberry at the same time. She is enjoying good health now and is going from strength to strength on Frankie.
Bring on the 2019 season!