A sunny weekend is always glorious, daffodils are blooming everywhere, lambs are bleating and leaping about, to add more smiles to the stunning blue skies and very green grass my horses are going fabulous.
Saturdays alarm went off at 4.40 am, I had two horses Eventing at Offchurches Lands event. Mindy doing her second event and Captain doing his first, I was pretty excited at running Captain as I have produced him from scratch and he is locally bred just a mile from me in Castlemorton at Mill Farms, Renkum Stud.
The new yard star Mindy did a 28 dressage, 2 poles SJ, just finding the sticky ground a little hard work as she’s still so weak, and then clear XC inside the time to finish 4th. Photo of Mindy above kindly taken by Kate Darlison.
Captain did a 27 dressage putting him into 2nd place then a green but clear SJ round following by a XC which gave him 40 penalites. He spooked at the chair fence with orange cushions on it and was also given a penalty at the sunken road for a slight hesitation, I didn’t think he hesitated at all but rules and rules. I came back from his round buzzing he felt amazing, top class, I even declared in the heat of the moment that he will go Advanced!! Maybe me getting a little over excited but having produced 2 advanced horses previously surely I will have one more come my way!
A mixed video of both horses XC round is here Mindy is first then Captain, look out for his spook at the chair fence and Mindy concludes the video with the last two fences. Photo of Captain below taken by First Class Images.
Sunday was a lie in under my blissful duvet, until 8 am. We were taking 2 horses to Hartpury to jump the baby horse classes and had to be loaded and ready by 9. Dynamo and Buddy had both had Saturday off, as we were Eventing, yet they still behaved beautifully. Both boys jumped well and clear, Dynamo finished in 3rd place and is looking like he has the makings of a top class horse, his round is HERE. My livery Nikki and the lovely Biscuit came 2nd so a really enjoyable yard outing. Then on our way home a client, Tracy Haines, messages me to say her young horse gone clear at his first ever XC event. Tracy is coached by me and has taken her lovely young horse Blue from a green youngster to what is becoming a confident and exceptional young horse.