We’re back!! I hope you have all survived the winter, it seems to have gone on for ever. We are already running at speed towards Badminton-time-of-year and yet my event season seems to have hardly got off the ground.
I can’t completely blame that on the rain. As we all know, horses always seem to choose a good time to injure themselves. Dan must’ve heard that Bicton Horse Trials wasn’t going to fall foul of the weather and promptly bruised his foot days before his intended first run… That’s horses for you.
Two of the babies did get out for a party at Munstead unaffiliated last weekend. All credit to the organisers and their army of volunteers, the ground was super and it was a very slick day.
Star, the awesome little pony, had a ‘first time out this year’ moment in the show jumping but did a smart test and absolutely stormed round the cross country. Very pleased with her and very excited about how she is going to progress from here.
Rosie (aka Rehy Rose Gold) is a new ride for me this season. She is a 16.1hh, 6 year old mare owned by a wonderful syndicate of people. She was showing off in the UA100, with a 28 dressage followed by an easy double clear. She is meant to be stepping up to do her first novice in a couple of weeks but as she’s had so many of her prep BE100 runs cancelled I need to keep reminding myself not to get carried away with her… We shall see!
I have been very fortunate to introduce two new sponsors to the team this year.
Martin Wilkinson Master Saddlers. Martin has been
fitting my saddles for many years. From both a veterinary and rider’s point of view I cannot stress enough how vital having well fitting saddles are for the horses performance and well being and Martin has an incredible ability to optimise horses performance. https://www.martinwilkinson.com
The Comfy Horse Company. The Comfy Horse Company specialises in beautiful, high quality products which allow horses and riders work and perform in comfort. I have always used their VIP Pad on all of my horses and it’s one of the products I now never ride without. https://www.comfyhorse.co.uk
The other VERY exciting news is the arrival of Bean, our little foal. He is Brook’s baby, my sisters lovely event horse and by the stallion, Jaguar Mail. Fingers crossed he has picked up his parent’s eventing genes. He already knows exactly how gorgeous he is and is the worlds best time waster!
Apologies in advance for the number of foal photos on my social media accounts…
I hope you’re managing to avoid the mud. Until next time.