Loving my Youngsters at Hartpury

In order to fund buying a newer lorry I currently have a few lovely young horses for sale, please see the My Horses page for more info.

Hartpury was a day out we have been looking forward to for ages, taking two of my youngsters to do the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse class at The Hartpury International Horse Trials. We chose to take Dynamo and Captain, the jumping arena was surrounded by trade stands and the jumps & the dressage arena were decorated with flowers and fir trees, it was like competing in an International Championship Arena. Such a good experience for the baby horses.

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It poured with rain all morning, which is not too nice but again very good experience for them. They both went even better than I had dreamt, both did a lovely dressage test and both jumped a super clear round, they were on springs with their knees and hocks tucked up tightly to clear every single pole. Captain was as careful as a cat sorting out his feet when I missed my stride, Dynamo jumped superbly despite spooking at Jess my sponsor who was busy taking photos!!

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The higher marks in these classes are awarded to the top level riders, its judged on looks and future potential rather than marked on actual performance on the day, so the judges prefer to give higher marks to horses ridden by Olympic riders even when they have poles down. But we held our own against the best riders in the world and we weren’t far behind them finishing in the top 20 out of the 60 entries.

When we arrived home it was a quick turn around to take Renkum I Love Rock N Roll to Andrew Williams to prepare for sale. Buddy is a very talented young horse, I don’t think I have had anything that jumps quite as impressively as him before, he’s so careful and makes an amazing shape. Andrew has already texted to say that they love him and how amazing his jump is. Sad to sell him but my horse lorry is getting old so I have a few of my very nice young horses for sale to help fund buying a newer lorry. Buddy photo below.

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