After a fantastic weekend at the EV Spring HT where my new OTT TB Hughie started his eventing career in serious style with a win in the EvA 95 class, we were back home and in for a busy week! It was school holiday horse camp time and I had 6 young riders staying for a fun filled week of horse activities and riding lessons. It was a great success, everyone had a ball and showed lots of improvement throughout the week. I’m looking forward to the next camp which will run in January. Throughout the week I managed to keep my horses ticking over, and on Saturday morning Andy and I left for Albury Horse Trials, with Andy filling the head groom position for the weekend, and Ros staying behind to look after everything at home! :/ While this was a slightly concerning role reversal, Andy had everything covered (though he definitely cheated by getting the horses plaited up by the girls at home before we left!) and the event ran very smoothly despite having three horses with close times. Hughie jumped double clear again in the EvA 95, this time coming away with 6th place, a super effort for his second horse trials. Geisha and Luna competed in the EvA 105, and although they didn’t place they both showed some great improvements. Back home from Albury and I was in for another busy week at home. This time rather than coaching, I had the pleasure of being coached! My coach Ken Jelbart came and stayed for the week … Read More
Luna had a great first EvA 105 run, doing a nice test, jumping clear and under time cross country, and just rolling two rails in the show jumping to finish midfield. It was a great performance for her first Pre Novice. And the baby of the team Hughie was the absolute superstar, doing a very sweet, calm and obedient test to be placing 5th in the EvA 95, and then backing it up with a double clear jumping to finish in overall first place! I couldn’t believe it, for him to come home with a win at his first ever horse trials was a sensational effort. Despite being quite green on cross country, he was very brave and flew over everything. He also won the award for the best performed off the track thoroughbred, quite fitting seeing as he has only had 11 weeks jumping since being off the track! I am very excited for this horses future, he has definitely cemented himself a spot as a keeper on my team of horses!