A just a quick post to wish everyone a happy new cheer and a successful 2013. A big thank you to everyone who has supported and helped us in 2012, especially to Mum and Dad who always do everything they can to help and Cherise who gets up in the middle of the night to come eventing with me on her days off! to Leon who puts up with me being so busy nearly every day of the year and to everyone else who makes it possible for me to do what I love. Hopefully 2013 will be as successful as 2012 with Flo aiming to to continue eventing at Intermediate level maybe a 2* if all going well, Posh hopefully doing some medium dressage and continue having fun show jumping, Chester will hopefully be out competing in the new year doing some little events in the spring, Thomas carrying on hunting then some fun rides through the summer and hopefully a new home for Toffee with some one who can make the most of her and until then she will carry on with her show jumping.
Here are the photos from the Quorn Hunt Christmas show, by kind permission of Carla Jane Photography. As you can see we are all looking fab as Elf's, Cherise and Toffee right, Jo and Tiffany below and Posh and I at the bottom.
We had a fun day today even if it was not our most successful. We went to Quorn Hunt show jumping held at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Cherise and Toffee did the 90cm class they did the fastest time but just had one down when Cherise did a very tight turn and got a bit of a wrong stride and alothough Toffee tried her hardest she just touched it, Jo Payne who rides Tiffany who she bought from us and still has lessons with us went really well in that class to finish 4th out of about 60. We then did the fancy dress team class with all three of us with me and Posh making up the team of three, we went dressed as elfs, photos to follow! it started well with Jo they jumped a brilliant quick clear then came to the gate to finish the course but thats where it started to go wrong as when Jo leant forward to open the gate Tiffany got spooked and shot backwards and Jo came out the side door, she got back on and handed the batton to me, Posh was a good girl and jumped a good clear I had the easy job as I just got to gallop through the open gate, Cherise finished off unfortunately some one spooked Toffee at the first with thier flash camera but then she jumped really well but just had four faults when Cherise got a bit excited trying to chase the time. So all in all not our best performance but good fun and we will have to have another go next year!
Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and is looking forward to the new year. We have had a lovely time with all the family despite the weather!! Just a quick reminder about my show jump clinic and to let you know I have put an extra hour on so if you are interested please contact me.
Liberty Bramwell, rode Toffee for us today at Vale View, they had a Blue Chip Championship qualifier, Toffee jumped a brilliant double clear to finish fourth which means she has qualified for the Blue Chip champs at Hartpury in April 2013. She also jumped really well in the Newcomers which she making look easy, photo to follow soon.
I am running a jumping clinic at Aylesford cross country in thier out door school, we will be working over a course of show jumps thinking about how to ride a course to give your horse the best chance of jumping a clear round. All abilities welcome, I look forward to seeing you there.