We have had anther really good day eventing at Buckmisnter Park for the Belvior Pony Club Event , they had the BE event there last week. Whitechurch Billy did what felt like his best test to date and rewarded with a good mark of 30.5 he then went on to jump a foot perfect double clear round a very tricky show jumping and a tough cross country and finished a great 3rd, Jazz Jazlin (Archie) also did a nice dressage with just a couple of green moments to get a fair mark of 33, he had a fence down show jumping and collected 4 time faults again he is such a big horse and he is still learning and sometimes the greenness comes through, he jumped brilliantly round the cross country and finished 9th. So pleased with both of these lovely horses as they have been so consistent. A massive thanks as always to Cherise who came with me to help with the horses and to look after my other top supporter my two year old daughter Ila and of course to Mum who stayed behind today to look after all the horses at home, which at the moment is a lot!! It was also lovely to have David Birch and Penelope Fairman who own Billy come to watch and support.
We had a great day to day at Solihull Riding Clubs one day event, Jo Payne very kindly came to help as much to Cherise's annoyance she had to work, at least this time it was sunny unlike when Jo came with me last time we got absolutely soaked. Billy was a star again today, he showed a bit of tension in his dressage today due to the hundreds of horse flys about but he was still very accurate and obedient and scored a fair mark of 36.5, he just touched a pole in an otherwise lovely round and flew round the cross country to finish 4th. Archie was in the bad books as was shod yesterday but came in with three shoes this morning and there was no farrier on site but we managed to bribe (for a large sum) a local black smith but it meant I only got on 5 mins before my test which meant it wasn't quite as good as usual as I felt he was not quite concentrating and the judge agreed! he still scored 35 he also just touched a pole in nice round show jumping and I decided I would ask a bit more of him xc and he was brilliant jumping a fab clear inside the time to finish 10th. Very good ponies, kick on for next week now!
We took Archie and Billy today to Weston Lawns for their BS show, Billy was a star and jumped a foot perfect double clear in his class, Archie jumped two super rounds he is feeling so much more grown up but annoyingly had a fence down in both jump offs.
We have a busy week end coming up with Solihull event on Saturday again with the bay boys, Billy and Archie and on Sunday we have Ashby show which is my one of my favourite shows, Tex is doing the Novice Working Hunter at 8am!! then later in the day Flo will be doing one or two jumping classes.