Eventing Season Has a very Soggy Finish

We had another fab win at Monmouth on Captain, can’t believe he won 3 events this year. Then sadly our last two events of 2019 were cancelled due to the wet weather. We re routed to go Show Jumping and managed to qualify Chief for the prestigious Blue Chip Championships which are held next April at Hartpury http://www.bluechipchamps.co.uk/. Thrilled to bits with him as an Eventer competing for a qualifying spot amongst the Show Jumpers he really raised his game and did some amazing turns to qualify.

We are busy Show Jumping the two older boys Captain and Chief, Captain won some good money jumping last weekend. The photo is Captain in the water jump at Moreton Morrell Novice Eventing one of our last runs of the Eventing Season.

I have also started a couple of the babies. Desmond my stunning 4 year Piebald (brother to Dippy) has wobbled his way through a couple of dressage tests, nothing amazing to declare regarding prizes apart from a 4th at Hartpury, he’s still pretty green, but he’s behaved impeccably for a baby and takes a stunning photo !! Last weekend he had a go at a 70 cm one day event on an arena and despite 3 poles down in the SJ he went straight up the steps, over all the skinnies, in the water and over the ditch and so finished in 3rd place. This was held at Tumpy Green a venue that has become a favourite of mine for educating the young horse. Tumpy has recently extended its facilities to include a 4th impressive all weather arena and a vastly improved XC track which includes a lovely new water complex, all of this with their very accommodating entries secretary, the entire team at Tumpy are the most welcoming on the circuit.

You can watch Desmond’s day out at Tumpy here

Just starting his education is the very lovely Renkum Electric Zed, pictured ridden and stood still below, he’s by far the nicest youngster I have ever sat on. He has just started to pop a few teeny fences at home and is almost ready for a dressage outing somewhere.

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