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Dilara Pars FormaHoof Equestrian

Dilara Pars

My name is Dilara Pars. I am 32 years old and I live in Istanbul Turkey.

I studied Business and Management in Exeter in the UK and then moved to London to do my postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics. After graduating, I came back to Istanbul and started working. However, I realised I wanted to combine my professional life with Equestrian life and therefore studied Animal Physiotherapy, again in the UK. Since then, I have been practicing this profession in Turkey, where I am very happy to be the first person to do this job here.

I have tried several sports (basketball, tennis, rowing), but once I was introduced to horses, I became addicted. I have been riding horses for 19 years now and have been competing in show jumping classes for 16 years.

Profession

Equine Physiotherapist

Country

Turkey

Discipline

Showjumping

Current Horses

Nibbit, Caloma, Hedartier, Cassal

Main Accomplishments In Your Equestrian Career To Date

  • Regional Champion in the Women’s Class 2019
  • CSI – YH1* Final – 2nd placing in Istanbul
  • Individual and Team Champion at the Balkan Equestrian Games
  • Many other placings at the Balkan Equestrian Games, both individual and team
  • Part of the National Team in various categories ( JR, YR, SEN)
  • Several wins and placings in various countries outside Turkey (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece)
  • 2008 Beijing Torch Bearer representing Equestrian Sports in Turkey

Talking To FormaHoof

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Who is your equestrian idol?

Dilara

Marcus Ehning

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When did you start riding?

Dilara

When I was 13 years old.

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Tell us about your first horse or pony?

Dilara

My first horse was called Elanda. She was a tough and stubborn horse who taught me to never give up and to overcome the disappointments. I did not compete with her much, but she taught me some good lessons.

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What made you choose your discipline?

Dilara

There were not many options to choose from to be honest! I was directed to this discipline and I love it.

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Who is or was your horse of a lifetime?

Dilara

Caloma has a special place and will always have!

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What was your first international event?

Dilara

It was in 2005, at the Regional Balkan Championships. I was on the National Team in the Junior Category.

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What is your biggest sporting achievement to date?

Dilara

Although becoming Balkan Champion should be my answer to this, I believe that my recent climb up the ladder into the bigger classes (145cm), successfully and with confidence is my biggest and ongoing achievement!

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What are your sporting goals?

Dilara

With self-confidence and hard work, I would like to climb up to the higher classes. More precisely, when I watch my videos after my classes, I would like to be happy and content with myself and with my horses, from start to finish.

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Describe yourself in 3 words

Dilara

Passionate, Hard Working, Ambitious

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If you weren’t riding, what would you do with all your time?

Dilara

I seriously think about this sometimes and I have absolutely no clue! I probably would be doing Physiotherapy, and still be around the horses.

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How did you come to FormaHoof and how do your horses benefit from FormaHoof?

Dilara

One of my horses has different angled hooves, which resulted in serious cracks and at times we couldn’t find a place to put the shoe nail in. My trainer and I decided to do some research and came across the FormaHoof videos on YouTube. We immediately gave it a go.

Even after the first application, the way my horse moves has dramatically changed. He was much more balanced and free in his shoulders. Furthermore, after a few applications, there were no more cracks, only healthy growing hooves.

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