We are thrilled to have Lindsey Ware in the BARE family as a BARE ambassador. For those who don't know Lindsey, she is an FEI Grand Prix rider and a rising star in the dressage arena. Having started riding at an early age, horses are in her blood, and we love watching her journey with super horse Astro.
"I love being a BARE ambassador as I love to support an incredible business that produces items that I enjoy to use, and believe in using."
Quick questions with Lindsey
WHAT EQUESTRIAN ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
My proudest equestrian achievement is becoming an FEI Grand Prix rider, and having the opportunity to compete at international events throughout the country. It has always been a major goal of mine to reach top level, so to actually be competing in FEI Grand Prix is a dream come true. In addition, I am so proud to have qualified for the World Equestrian Games in 2022. I never thought I would have at such a young age, so I am incredibly proud to have achieved this.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
Goal setting is really what keeps me motivated. Each horse I have in work has individual goals or targets I am to reach. This is especially seen with the young horses. My current 4 year old has certain age related goals, as we aim to compete in each FEI young horse test (up until 7 years old). Therefore this helps me to stay on task and motivated as I train her.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST COMPETITION DAY TIP OR ADVICE?
My competition day tip would be to view competitions as an opportunity for training and feedback, rather than focusing on placings. I see many people that focus too much on winning or placing, which usually adds a lot of stress, and can quickly make competition in your mind have negative associations. Therefore, I like to see competitions as a training tool. I don’t like to compare myself to anyone else competing against me, as at the end of the day they are at different stages in their riding, and like us, probably have our own struggles. I like to say that we are running our own race, and any improvement from the last competition is a victory in my eyes.
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR GOAL OR PLAN YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2022?
I have some very exciting plans coming later this year. However one major goal I have is to take my young horse through the 5 year old class by the end of this year.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BARE PRODUCTS AND WHY?
The BARE Equestrian range is incredible for myself and my team of horses. One product which I absolutely love are the Carbon Airflow brushing boots. After using sheepskin boots for a while, I was disappointed with how difficult they were to clean, and also the lack of breathe-ability. Since trying them for the first time, I have been incredible impressed with their design. I will never use any other boots again! They are incredibly easy to wash and use, while also being practical for the horse, by reducing heat in the legs.
I also ride every day in my BARE performance tights. I don’t think I could ever use anything else again! They are incredibly comfortable and fit well. Plus the colours available are fantastic and give plenty of variety! I use the performance tights not only in every day riding, but also competition. I will never go back to my old breeches again!