Season start up

We had our first bigger show for the season, the Border Districts Show Jumping Club Show at Albury, which proved to be a good outing for all the horses, with lots of clear rounds to be jumped. ESB Irish Hobbit really stepped up, jumping clear around 1.25m and 1.30m tracks with ease and doing a competitive jump off in the 1.20m class. He was really great! ESB Golden Geisha had an up and down show, starting with a super clear in the 1.15m finishing in 5th place. She had her first 125cm start but had a few rails down. On Sunday we jumped two great rounds in the 1.10m and 1.20m to finish on a good note. It was a very busy week following the Border Districts Show, with lots of horses to be worked and in between all of this I took Geisha to my dressage coach Manolo Mendez for a few days to have some lessons. This was very worthwhile, and I was pleased to hear how much he thought she had progressed since he last saw her. Back home on Friday we were flat out getting ready for another weekend away, this time at Friends of Werribee, whilst also trying to work all the horses that had missed out while I was away! Finally at 7pm all the horses were worked, truck packed, and the horses competing all washed, plaited and ready to go so we hit the road for Werribee! It was a slightly slower paced weekend with only two horses competing (which was a nice … Read More

Horses, horses and more young horses!

It has been a busy month, with lots of coaching throughout the school holidays and so many young horses! July started off with running my own 5 day riding camp which was a great success and lots of fun. I loved seeing how much everyone progressed throughout the week, riding both their own and some of my horses. I am definitely looking forward to making this a regular holiday program! As soon as this camp ended I headed down to Tooradin Estate for the camp there, which was a great opportunity to catch up with all my clients down that way. To top the week off, Andy and I even managed a quick visit to the farm for two days to visit my family and have a ride on the beach! Back home again to Euroa and reality, it was time to get back to work and stuck into the horses that had had a bit too much time off over the last two weeks!!! The following weekend we headed to Werribee, this time with 6 horses! The same four as the previous weekend but with Lusty and Hobbit in addition! Saturday unfortunately was a bit of a write off, as jut upon arriving we found out that the Freshman SJ scheduled for the day had been cancelled due to the high winds. While it was disappointing after the early start and a long enough drive, the wind was simply out of control and it would have been dangerous to jump! So instead I had my own dressage freshmans day … Read More