‘Felt like princess’ riding horse to prom

ARRIVING at her prom via means fit for a princess was Kylie Vaudin, 16, who travelled by horseback on Big Will, her noble steed.

Having finished her GCSEs at La Mare de Carteret High School, the prom was held at the Peninsula Hotel on Friday.

Her classmates were amazed, but not surprised at the entrance.

‘It wasn’t much of a shock to them rocking up on my horse as they knew it would be the kind of entrance I would do,’ Kylie said.

‘Riding to prom made me feel like a real-life Disney princess on my charming Prince Will.’

Part of the family for three years, the big friendly giant Big Will is a Irish Sport Horse.

Kylie decided to ride to prom some weeks ago.

‘Prom was the end to an important chapter of my life. I wanted to share a part of my special day with Big Will since he is a huge part of my family. Big Will and I compete on a regular basis, but our favourite thing to do is gallop along the beach which gives us a sense of freedom.’

On Friday afternoon, Kylie had her nails done and got ready for prom.

‘The stable is close to the Peninsula which made the journey to get there short along the common. Before making my grand entrance, I had a mini photoshoot by my dad around Rousse Tower.’

Kylie and Big Will wore matching jewellery.

‘I chose my dress to be light blue so that it would contrast with the sea and I kept my jewellery silver themed to match the browband on Big Will.

‘My dad walked my trusty steed from the Peninsula entrance, where I mounted off, to his trailer in a nearby car park and drove him back home to his field companions, Merlin and Megs.’

Kylie can recommend arriving at the prom on horseback.

‘It is truly a spectacular feeling.’

Now she is studying Level 2 office administration at the College of Further Education, and may study sports in future.

‘Thank you to La Mare De Carteret High for my time at secondary school which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

‘I wish everyone success in whatever they are doing post secondary.’

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