We have been very busy at LG as we have three horses on holiday livery, as with nearly every horse that comes to visit us they have settled in straight away and hopefully they are enjoying themselves as much as their owners.
Billy has gone to his lovely new home and we wish Tracy the best of luck with him. I had a lovely text from Archie's owner Stephanie, she loves him to pieces and they are getting on great and she says she has compliments on him wherever they go, which is so nice to hear and really made my day.
Max is going really well and went to his first cross country schooling at Field Farm in Wymeswold which is a great schooling course, he was a star and jumped everything asked of him, I am sure he has been on this world before as just takes everything in his stride.
The two new Irish girls are going really well, both have had their teeth and backs checked which is something I always like to do when a new horse arrives then at least you know you are starting with a clean bill of health, as I suspected Rogeys teeth were sharp but with our dentist Dean Andrews doing his usual brilliant work she is like riding a different horse now, Lucy is still going really well can't wait to do more with them but I definitely think that they are worth all the time they need.
We have been to Markfield Equestrian Centre for the first time this winter, George jumped a foot perfect double clear to win the unaffiliated, we have registered him but are waiting to here back if he had any winnings in Belgium before we can start competing, Tex jumped really well and would have pipped George to the post if we hadn't had down the last fence in the jump off. We have registered Darcy this winter and she has such a great jump we thought we could have some fun as well as her being Mums hunter, I rode her yesterday for the first time in a few months, she was a really good girl just a bit green and had one down int he British Novice but I am sure the more she goes out and the better we get to know each other we will have lots of fun and hopefully win some pocket money.
Well that's another event season over, it has been full of ups and downs, the high of being placed on my fabulous horse Flo at Rockingham International Event in the intermediate to falling off her in the last event. We have sold two lovely horses, Posh who I had for nearly six years taking her up to novice eventing including being placed at Chatsworth Horse Trials, we won just under £1000 show jumping together and won at out first time doing medium dressage, she has gone to a fantastic home near Leeds, I spoke to them the other day and they are thrilled with her and love her to bits, the other horse we sold was the lovely Archie who we only had for just over six months but in that time he was a star, hunting with Cherise, and eventing successfully upto pre novice level, he is a lovely genuine horse and the perfect home came up so he is now living the life of Riley in Cambridgeshire, as with nearly every horse we sell we keep in touch and love to hear how they are getting on. We have several new arrivals, George did his second event last Saturday at Offchuch Bury at a super event organised by Lands Eventing, we changed his bridle last week to try and get him accept the bit more consistently, he had been going really well but rebelled a bit and scored a fair mark of 39.5 but with a lovely comment by the judge. He show jumped great till having a really lazy pole down at the last fence, he was very green cross country and had a stop at a log before the water, it was a genuine green mistake and he turned round and popped through, he just got better and better the further he went. So although on paper it didn't look good I was really pleased with him and he is very exciting for next year. I feel we have the most exciting horses we have ever had, so although this event season has finished it certainly isn't time for a rest as we will be very busy over the winter doing dressage, show jumping and arena eventing in preparation for the 2015 season.