🔥 Amazing first day out evening for 2018! 🔥
Lucy Fleming, Sam Wilson, and Suzanne Doggett’s WII LIMBO scored a credible 30.2 and jumping a lovely double clear in the OI. I just ran him quietly XC and he felt fantastic.
Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY producing a much improved 29 dressage as a winters training with Chris Bartle and Laura Tomlinson. And went on to jump double clear and WIN the OI! Back tomorrow with CALVIN and COOLEY LEGALAND in the ON! Huge thank you to Anya for super grooming!
⭐️ WINNER WINNER ⭐️
Another great day at Tweseldown with Molly Fisher, Lucy Fleming, and Sue Vintcent’s CALVIN II winning the ON. He led the dressage on a 27.8 and jumped a super double clear just 1 second over the optimum time!! The boys are on 🔥! First event grooming for Lydia who did a fantastic job in the mud!
ALDON HORSE TRIALS ⭐️ Another WINNER!!
This time with Sam Wilson’s TOP HONOURS in the BE100 at Aldon. He led the dressage on 26.8 and jumped a confident double clear inside the time to win.
CALVIN and COOLEY LEGALAND also had a great day, with a 30 and 31 dressage, both jumping double clears for 4th and 6th in the ON!! What a way to start the season!! Huge thanks to Connie who did an amazing job in bitter cold snowy weather!!
Well what a fab start to 2018.
BS at West Wilts. HALLTOWN HARLEY wins both his classes by nearly 10 seconds….. I think he remembers the indoor XC in Sweden! WII LIMBO jumped a lovely double clear for 2nd. COOLEY LEGALAND and TOP HONOURS were both fresh and happy to be out jumping double clear for 3rd in their classes!! Thank you to Connie and Lydia for having them all ready in time!
We were back at West wilts the following week and another good day this time with the younger horses doing the Eventer’s Show Jumping.
“The Future Partnerships” FREDDIE won the BE90 and Sam Wilson’s JAFFA won the BE100. POLLY and SOLO also jumped lovely double clears for top 3 placings.
Back for some BS – And another DOUBLE WINNER for Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY! I am so lucky to have some super stars for this year!! A great day Show Jumping at Summerhouse. 2nd in 1m and Discovery. 3rd and 4th in 1.05 and 2nd in the newcomers. And of course Harley wins the 1.15m and the Foxhunter!! I’m very lucky to have a great team of owners that support me and the horses! And a huge thank you to Connie for standing in the rain all day and to Lydia and mum for keeping things running at home!!
We had another trip to Summerhouse and a fantastic day with 3 wins!! I love my boys!! CALVIN wins the 1.05m and the Newcombers and HALLTOWN HARLEY wins the Foxhunter!! Superstar boys!
Then it was to start the XC schooling. It has been a bit of a crazy week!!
They are all feeling extremely fresh and ready for their first run at either Aston with the younger horses or at Tweseldown with the ON and OI horses. They are all feeling fantastic, I am delighted with how much the younger horses, SAN SOLO, TOP HONOURS and HOMERUS have grown up over the winter and have come feeling on top form this year, their aims for this season are to establish at Novice and some plans if 1*s and intermediates would be fantastic!!
CALVIN and COOLEY LEGALAND are also feeling greta, they were so happy to see XC fences again and I am very excited about this season with them as I hope that they will move up to 2* level.
What a fantastic afternoon!
I want to thank everyone so much to who took the time to come over! A great day, the sun shone even though it was a bit chilly. I always enjoy putting on an owners open day, its great for everyone to be able too come down and see the yard and watch one of the horses work, this time the start of the show was HALLTOWN HARLEY, I did a demo of things we had been working on after my recent trip up to Chris Bartles.
I hope everyone enjoyed it and learn’t something about what I have been working on over the winter. The whole day however does take a long of planning and its those in the background that need to most credit!!! I couldn’t have done it without Laura Young, Sue Leeson, Mimi Cox and of course my two amazing girls Connie and Lydds.
Sue and Laura prepared and made all the food which seemed to go down incredibly well!! Prosecco is always popular so I luckily had plenty of that to hand!
Thank you all again
*** The Future Partnership ***
- Do you want to own an event horse at a fraction of the cost?
- Don’t want to pay £1000’s to buy in?
- Do you love the buzz of Eventing? Would you like to be part of the action in 2018?
Top 4* rider and YR European Gold Medalist, Georgie Spence is putting together a small group of people to form a syndicate called ‘The Future Partnership’. The aim is to produce one or two young horses at any one time to the top of the sport, with a lot of fun on the way.
Georgie has successfully produced many event horses to advanced level. Her current 4* horse, Wii Limbo, was purchased as an unbroken 3 year old and produced by Georgie to jump 3 double clears at Badminton and Burghley with a 12th at Burghley in 2015.
In 2018, Georgie is lucky enough to have a supportive group of owners and two horses qualified for Badminton, her long term partner, Wii Limbo who is owned by Lucy Fleming, Samantha Wilson and Suzanne Doggett and her up and coming superstar Halltown Harley who is owned by Suzanne Doggett. She also has great ambitions to compete on some Nations Cup Teams again, following her success in 2017, winning two Silver medals and winning the Austrian Leg of the Nations Cup CICO*** Series on Halltown Harley.
Georgie also has a range of younger horses who look set to move up to 1* and 2* level with plenty of National and International Events in their calendar.
The details of The Future Partnership;
For a set monthly fee of £165 ‘The Future Partnership’ syndicate members will enjoy all the benefits of event horse ownership without the worry of unexpected bills. They will receive monthly updates, emails and a newsletter updating you about the horses and be able to attend syndicate yard visits and have the opportunity to see the two horses compete at the many events around the country as they move up the grades.
At the moment I have 2 very exciting young horses that will be included in The Future Partnership
FUTURE GOLDEN aka Freddie
16.2hh 2013 (rising 5yo) Liver Chestnut gelding
He is by Harlequin du Carel and is a half brother of one of my current top horses, Halltown Harley, who was 12th at Bramham, won the CICO*** Nations Cup in Weiener Neustaldt, Austria and was a Silver Medalist and the CICO*** Nations Cup in Waregem, Germany.
Freddie has come over from Ireland as a just back 4yo, he has naturally good paces and a scopey jump, in 2018 as a 5yo he will be aimed at BE100 and 5yo classes along with BYEH classes at some of the top events.
COOL GUY aka Ralph
16.1hh 2013 (rising 5yo) Steel Grey Gelding
He is by Loughehoe Guy who is an outstanding stallion who has produced many top horses.
Ralph is a very sweet natured horse, he is very flashy on the flat and although still green he has a scopey jump. He has XC schooled proving bold and brave with a fast gallop.
Both horses came over from Ireland at the end of 2017 and were purchased for their temperament, movement and jump. I have high hopes for both horses and they will be produced through 2018 with their futures in mind. If at any time, if I feel one of both of the horses would be more suitable for a young rider or someone who does not want to take the horses to advanced and beyond I would look to sell the horses and replace them with a horse who potentially does want to move up the levels.
The small print….
This is a 12 month contract, with a set monthly fee of £165 (or £1980 lump sum)
The syndicate is set up with the aim of producing a horse to top level, there will be two horses who compete under The Future Partnership banner, should there be a need to replace one of the horses, this will be discussed with the syndicate members.
The monthly fee does not entitle you to any capital ownership in the horses.
Medal-winning British event rider Georgie Spence is looking for a new syndicate member
to help fund the running costs of her horse, advanced eventer Wii Limbo.
Georgie is looking for someone to join the three other owners in his support syndicate.
Bought by Georgie as a three-year-old, Wii Limbo has been produced by her from BE100 to four-star level.
Known as “Woody” at home, the 14-year-old gelding has had a very successful career with double clear at CIC***, CCI*** and CCI**** including at Badminton in 2015, and at Burghley in 2014, 2015 and 2017, coming 12th in 2015 at Burghley Horse Trials, and finishing 23rd in 2014 and 2017. He has also competed on a Nations Cup Team and has been long listed for Team GB at European and Olympic level.
The Dutch-bred Event horse, by Highline, is enjoying a holiday and will come back in November in preparation for the 2018 Event Season where he will be aimed for Badminton and Burghley as well as the Nations Cup Team Series.
“I run a racing-type syndicate with Woody. I have four people that run a leg each — it is the same ’set monthly fee’ if he runs at a local show or if he competes abroad.”
Wii Limbo is currently supported by Lucy Fleming, Suzanne Doggett and Samantha Wilson.
There is no buy-in fee, but rather foster owners commit to a year at a time and can pay the monthly running costs as a direct debit.
Georgie also has a range of horses available from 4yo’s upwards that have buy in syndicate shares available. Alternatively if you have a horse that you already own and are looking to move to another rider, we would be delighted to hear from you.
I am very excited to have three new 4yos in the yard.
Ralph, a Dark Grey Gelding by Loughehoe Guy, he is just backed and ridden away but shows three lovely paces, a natural and a super attitude. I have now taken him XC schooling twice and he has proved very brave and genuine.
Freddie, a Liver Chestnut Gelding by Harlequin Du Carel – I may or may not have been swayed by his breeding as he is a half brother of my 3* winner Halltown Harley. He has only been here a week and so far is showing smart paces, a super temperament and a naturally loose and easy jump.
And the last is Polly, a Dark Grey Mare by Chacoa. She is a compact little mare, she is very pretty with a lovely canter and an incredible jump. I am really looking forward to producing her and I feel she has a very bright future as a Junior horse.
I am so lucky to have such exciting young horses coming through. My amazing trio, allownered by my hugely supportive owner, Sam Wilson, I’m not quite sure where I would be without you!
HOMERUS aka Jaffa, a super smooth test to score 26.5 and a lovely double clear in time to finish in 2nd.
SAN SOLO, having his first run back after slicing his knee. He coped well to produce a 29 dressage in a rain storm and felt fantastic jumping double clear in time for 3rd.
And TOP HONOURS aka Jimmy. A sweet test to score 30 and an easy double clear in time to finish 7th!!
What a fab day. Next they head to Pontispool!
Great day at Pontispool yesterday with BLUSTEREN aka Wotty having a quiet canter around the OI jumping double clear.
Wotty will now go to Little downham Advanced for his last run of 2017! HOMERUS aka Jaffa was a star, ever improving on the flat to score 27, a very rare fence down for him but a super clear XC inside the time to finish in 3rd.
SAN SOLO as always a beautiful test to score 25, and another foot perfect double clear to finish in 4th.
And TOP HONOURS aka Jimmy my gorgeous TB, a beautiful test to score 30 and a lovely double clear – of course well inside the time to finish 7th!
I am so excited about these 3 young horses who are all owned by my incredibly supportive owner Sam Wilson and will all head to do a Novice next time out!
Huge thank you to Tu and Mimi who were amazingly quick turning the horses around with only 10-15 mins between each time!
Next I had a day out to do some British Dressage, it was a great day with COOLEY LEGALAND winning Novice 30 and CALVIN winning Elementary 42!! These boys will now have a well deserved holiday after a very successful season!!
My penultimate event of the 2017 season was Calmsden.
HONERUS aka Jaffa was doing his first Novice as only a 5yo. A lovey test to score 32.5, one down SJ and a awesome ride XC, sadly given 20 penalties for hesitating at the water but otherwise was a compete star!!
SAN SOLO was class. A 34 dressage and foot perfect double clear, but we just cantered round for 15 time faults!
And the star of the show was TOP HONOURS, a super 25 dressage, a bit green SJ but flew XC clear inside the time to finish 3rd!!
And the last event of the season as Broadway with just one horse, my exciting 6yo TOP HONOURS owned by Sam Wilson.
He scored 31.3, 1 down SJ and an easy clear inside the time to finish 3rd!
What an incredible season this horse has had. He has jumped clear XC inside the time at all of his 12 starts…… wow it really is so amazing to have a pure TB in the yard! He will now go out on holiday with his stable mate HOMERUS aka Jaffa cake, before they start winter training ready for the 2018 season!!
A massive massive thank you to everyone who has made this season possible. Headed by my parents and amazing groom Tu. Ben and Marina, my amazingly supportive owners, my sponsors and all the team at home.
I have some very exciting horses and am looking forward to the 2018 season with them!
I could not have asked for a better horse to introduce me into the Nations Cup Team series this year!
Yet again HALLTOWN HARLEY proves how exciting he is for the future. His amazing owner Suzanne Doggett sadly couldn’t be here this week but I hope we made you proud!!
A massive thank you to my incredible team mates, Sarah Bullimore Harry Dzenis and Franky Reid-Warrilow and of course Richard Waygood!!!
Harley felt totally class XC today, and was 5th quickest of the day to finish in 14th individually out of nearly 100 combinations in the CICO*** and help to secure a TEAM SILVER for GB!!!
He will now finish for 2017. Home to holiday and prepare for next year! Badminton 2018 here we come!!!
Another year and another Burghley.
I am so excited to be back at Burghley, it has got to be the biggest 4* in the world and I am so lucky to be one of the best jumpers in in eventing.
Wii Limbo…. Woody settled in really well and was working to the best of his ability. My dressage was on Thursday afternoon, sadly then you don’t quite get the ‘Friday scoring’ but he didn’t put a foot wrong and I was over the moon with him, he scored 46.4, and lay in 16th place going into cross country on Saturday!! All these results are only possible with all the help from the team outside the arena…. so a huge thank you to Angela Tucker for all your help at home and to Richard Davison for hel
ping in the warm up!
Next was the XC, and it did not disappoint, a huge and technical course with question after question, but I can not fault my wonder horse. He was flying, we came up to the rolex combination and we made up the 5 strides to the middle element too easily and then I wa then just a bit too backward to the corner coming out and picked up a very frustrating 20 penalties. Although on paper this is so disappointing as its his first run 20 penalties at 4* level but he was class from start to finish and I could not fault the way he felt anywhere. He has had nearly 2 years out from eventing and he’s come back to 4* level in avery short space of time, and finished the XC all guns blazing!
He felt great Sunday morning and flew through the trot up, next was the SJ. We were quite early in as there were a huge amount of eliminations and retires on the XC course, but the SJ too was causing a lot of trouble and when we went in there wasn’t yet a clear round. But Woody felt better than ever, and jumped a superb clear SJ. He is always better on the last day of a 3 day event as he is tired so doesnt argue as much, but today he was a dream, he nearly jumped me off a couple of times!!!
I can’t believe he can come back feeling this good! Thank you Sam, Suzy and Lucy for owning this dream horse! Brooke you’ve made him look beautiful all week! Thank you so much for the photos from the photographs at Burghley this week!
One small error from me, stopped Woody
from producing his fourth 4* double clear on the trot, but as far as he’s concerned he were perfect! So so so proud of this horse who I’ve had since a 3yo and we’ve enjoyed so many highs and lows together! This wouldn’t be possible without his amazing owners. Along with Brooke for turning him out beautifully and to Tui and Hannah for holding the fort at home!
We have arrived safely in Haras du Pin and the horses are well.
The Nations Cup starts today! Wii Limbo and I are first team combination. Frustrating Team GB have been drawn first to go, so I will be first on at 5.30pm today! Wish us luck!!
I couldn’t be more proud of my superstar WII LIMBO
First to go in the CICO*** Nations Cup Team and he tried his best. I’m pleased with a score of 46, especially being only his 3rd event back after nearly a 2 year break! What an amazing horse he is!!!
He was absolutely beautifully turned out by my supergroom Hannah Rodemark who has been busy all day along with Sue who has come to help. Now roll on the XC!!!
CAPTAIN FUTURE produced some lovely work in the CCI**. One costly error breaking in the medium trot, left him on a score of 51.6
The rollercoaster ride that is horses!
CAPTAIN FUTURE my superstar stormed round the CCI** just 5 seconds over the time, and CALVIN in the CCI* produced a smart an accurate test to score 42 to lie in 2nd place.
However WII LIMBO and I didn’t quite go to plan in the CICO***, he felt incredible but over jumped into the last water and I didn’t close the canter enough and we got to close and fell at the skinny! Very frustrating but he felt incredible and onwards and upwards now! The rest of Team GB were amazing and the Team lie in Silver so roll on the SJ.
Another whirlwind day today at Haras Du Pin
Sadly CAPTAIN FUTURE didn’t feel quite right so we decided to save him for another day.
But it was fantastic to be part of Team GB winning Silver in the Nations Cup Team!!! A huge thank you to Philip Surl for keeping us all in the loop and to Laura, Holly and Imogen for being amazing team mates all week!!!
What a fab day at Solihull. A super event, perfect ground and a friendly team!
COOLEY LEGALAND owned by Molly Fisher, Lucy Fleming and Sue Vintcent, led the team of horses with a 33 double clear for 3rd in the ON.
HOMERUS owned by Sam Wilson – produced a beautiful test and a classy double clear for 5th (sack the rider for going to fast)
And the beautiful TOP HONOURS also owned by Sam Wilson, scored another good dressage of 28, 1 down SJ and clear XC in the time for 6th!! Such good boys!!!
Tu and Amy were keeping everything on track at the event and Hannah holding the fort at home!!
Great day at Wellington
TOP HONOURS aka Jimmy, a lovely test and a double clear for 2nd place in the BE100!
COOLEY LEGALAND, 31 dressage, a pole SJ and clear XC in the time for 8th place in the intermediate.
LSS LANZAROTE, still a bit green for 38 but a double clear inside the time in only his second intermediate for 10th place. Sadly Sunny is now for sale.
And last but not least my super duper star…… HALLTOWN HARLEY. His first run back since winning the 3* in Austria, a quiet test for 32 and a classy double clear, I only planned to hand canter round but Harley said it was all too easy and we went a bit quick!
Overall a fab day and back tomorrow with BLUSTEREN!BLUSTEREN – absolutely class at Wellington in the Advanced. An improving dressage. Rider error caused a frustrating 4 faults SJ but a class XC clear. So proud of him!!!
Well, we are home and I feel just about back down to earth. What a week, I still can’t really believe it, but my gorgeous HALLTOWN HARLEY made a lot of dreams come true for me this last few weeks. I have so many people to thank that have made it all possible. To Dickie Waygood and Philip Surl for not only picking me to compete but also for the support throughout the week. Philip was an amazing Chef d-q and kept myself and my to amazing team mates, Kirsty Johnson and Alice Dunsdon in the loop.
My mum of course for driving out and looking after Harley to perfection for the week. Sue Leeson for helping to drive the lorry and looking after all of us including Kirsty and Alices girls, Jenny and Shelly.
To my dad for planning the route, sorting all the details, the sat nav, and the lorry as well as getting 2 new tyres a few hours before we left….. My sister for her support and being a super physio for me.
The girls at home, Tui, Hannah and Mimi for keeping everything running smoothly so I didn’t have a thing to worry about whilst I was away.
My trainers, Angela, Henriette and Yogi who have all taught and supported me for years and years and put up with all my highs and lows.
Harley’s amazing owner, Suzanne and of course co-pilot Jane……. who without them I wouldn’t even have this superb horse, they flew out and supported me every step of the way and cried their way through the national anthem.
And of course all my incredibly supportive owners of all my horses at home and my sponsors who have been messaging and supporting all week and have never doubted me!
And last but by no means less, the amazing Harley, I have only had him for about 9 months and he is genuinely the most perfect horse anyone could wish for. He always gives 110% and I don’t think would ever let me down. If it ever didn’t or doesn’t go to plan it would never be down to lack of effort on his part. He always tries his best and for that I can always be thankful and proud of him.
WHAT A HORSE and WHAT A TEAM….. THANK YOU!!!!!
Harley was completely amazing!!
He tried his heart out, he’s not the flashiest mover but he was accurate and correct and I’m so proud of him. He scored 51.2 and lies in 10th place out of 48 competitors over night going into the XC tomorrow!!!
🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧Team GB 🇬🇧🇬🇧
I literally have the best horse in the world.
Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY jumped an incredible clear to be the fastest of the day with just 8.4 faults faults to go into the lead!!!! I love him so much! As a team we lie in 3rd!! Fingers crossed for tomorrow’s Show Jumping!!!
HALLTOWN HARLEY confirms what I believed that he is truely amazing!
He only went an won the CIC*** in Austria!!!!
WOW what a week HALLTOWN HARLEY you are a
complete star, you could not have done more for me this week. A good test with a couple of errors but plenty of room for improvement. A foot perfect and easy clear XC around a huge and tough CCI*** course which caused a huge amount of trouble, with not only stops but eliminations with only 35 out of 65 completing the course. We kept the pace up all the way, annoyingly picked up 2.8 time faults which were completely my fault!!
Today he came out fresh and well. Harley flew through the trot up and went on to jump a seriously classy clear SJ. He was one of only 4 double clears out of 65 competitors!!!
We finished 12th, winning the Nick Lane Fox Memorial Trophy. He also finished in the top 25% so has achieved his Badminton qualification for next year!!!!
What a complete star. I have so many people to thank, Caroline Powell for producing him, Suzy Doggett for buying him for me to ride. And all my training, Angela, Henriette and Yogi. He’s an amazing horse and I love him to pieces.
Laura had Harley looking beautiful from start to finish, mum and Ben for extra help, and of course Sue, Mimi, Tu and Hannah at home!
Some superstar ponies at Ascot Under Wychwood. My 3 gorgeous young horses, all owner by Sam Wilson. SAN SOLO yet again another smart dressage test and a double clear inside the time to finish 5th. TOP HONOURS doing his first BE100 scored 29.8 and jumped a lovely double clear inside the time to finish 2nd!!
HOMERUS did a quiet test to score 32, he was rather a cheeky pony in the SJ and took a large dislike to fence one, but then went on to jump a super clear SJ and then flew round the XC inside the time.
PAINSWICK RISE AND SHINE now owned by Sue Leeson and Mimi Cox was rather green dressage and SJ but stormed round the XC clear in the time, Mimi will now take over the reins on him and start eventing herself.
Fab day with the young horses at Nunney International.
A really tough BE100 and definitely the toughest course they have all seen, but SAN SOLO, TOP HONOURS and HOMERUS all owned by Sam Wilson jumped immaculate double clears inside the time.
Delighted with them all, SAN SOLO finished 4th in a 25 dressage!!!
A huge thank you to Sam for owning such special horses. Tu for grooming and Hannah at home keeping everything going!
Super star Mr Calvin finishes 2nd in the NRF at Nunney on a score of 27 to qualify for Gatcombe Novice Championships!!! Love him!!!
I can’t thank everyone enough who helped today I’m very hot weather. All staff, owners and volunteers seemed happy and did an amazing job until 7pm tonight!!!!
Oh what a super cool 5yo I have! Thank you Sam Wilson for owning this gorgeous gorgeous boy HOMERUS. Another double clear and 10th at Moreton Morrell today!!!
So proud of my boys today at Aston Le Walls intermediate!
CAPTAIN FUTURE popped round for an easy double clear finishing 7th in the OI, next stop Houghton Hall 2*
And my up and coming superstar COOLEY LEGALAND was amazing. Super test, a bit green SJ but flew around the XC very easily clear inside the time to finish 13th. Next he goes to do his first 3 day at Houghton Hall in the 1*!!
A brilliant day 2 at ASTON LE WALLS.
My ever improving superstar SAN SOLO was a winner winner chicken dinner. His second BE100 win on the trot. Owned by myself and Sam Wilson, Solo scored a 25.8 and cruised around double clear one second inside the time!!!
CALVIN too was pure class again, a very smart test as usual for this flashy horse and an easy double clear, annoyingly I went 1 second too fast so picked up 0.4 time faults but he finished in 4th
And it was also lovely to have LSS LANZAROTE back out at Novice, a good test with a few wobbles to score 32.3 and he jumped a super double clear adding just 2.4 time faults to finish in 4th!
Great day with some very special horses!!
Another great day with the babies out eventing at Millfield.
All 3 were competing in the BE90open.
HOMERUS owned by Sam Wilson, produced a super dressage and jumped a lovely double clear inside the time to finish 4th
TOP HONOURS owned by Myself and Sam Wilson, was having his first run of 2017, he was rather excited in the dressage but jumped an effortless double clear inside the time.
And next was PAINSWICK RISE AND SHINE now owned by Sue Leeson and Mimi Cox, a sweet test and a clear SJ but a baby run out XC otherwise he was super!!!
A bit of an up and down day at TWESELDOWN today. I was there with just CALVIN in the NRF! He had some beautiful trot work in his first intermediate test but the judge wasn’t so keen on all the flying changes in the canter, but he made up for it with yet another double clear inside the time.
He is such a super star!
Thank you to his 3 amazingly supportive owners, Molly, Lucy and Sue. To Mum and Hannah at home and my second mum, Sue for coming with me.
I couldn’t do it without you all and my amazing sponsors Gatehouse, Treehouse, Mark Todd, Spanish Boot Company, Baileys Horse Feeds, and Antares Saddles!!!
An educational weekend.
The horses learn’t a lot at Houghton Hall.
COOLEY LEGALAND was doing his first CCI*, a super smart test and a nice double clear inside the time to finish 9th.
CAPTAIN FUTURE doing his first CCI**, a good test with some mistakes, a good clear XC picking up 3.2 time and a lovely SJ round today for 4 faults to finish top 30. And last to go was BLUSTEREN doing his first CIC***, he did a super test for the stage of training he is at, an effortless clear SJ but sadly a bit green XC but overall he learnt!!
Now for a lovely 5 hour journey home.
Huge thanks to Hannah and mum for grooming and Tu for holding the fort at home.
My amazingly supportive owners and sponsors for everything they do!!!
The love affair with CAPTAIN FUTURE continues. Superstar boy produced another great test to score 45 in the CIC**. I stuffed up a fence SJ so 4 faults to add, but stormed around the XC like an old pro to finish 10th!!! What a superstar!!
BLUSTEREN too, is ever improving. A PB dressage score for us of 48 still with so many mistakes, a very frustrating fence down as I seem to have 4 faultitis, but he too stormed XC making it feel far to easy, with just a handful of time which pushed us out the top 10, into 11th place.
And last but not least the very very consistent COOLEY LEGALAND in the Novice, 31 dressage and a super double clear just 1 second over the time to finish 7th!
A massive thank you to all my amazing owners, sponsors and support team. I could not do this without you, my boyfriend Toby for co driving and Kerryn for super grooming over the weekend and of course to mum, Tu and Anya for keeping things running at home!!
So proud of the boys at LARKHILL.
The horses were great at Portman. CALVIN scored 30.3 in the Novice and jumped an easy double clear inside the time to WIN the section!!
HOMERUS aka Jaffa was competing in only his second BE90, a few wobbles in the dressage but a good score of 29.5 and a lovely double clear, annoyingly a few time for going to fast pushed us out the top 10, but I’m delighted with him!
CALVIN was a super star in the Novice, with a 30 dressage and an easy double clear in time for 2nd place.
Then today I was back with my gorgeous babies. HOMERUS aka Jaffa cake was an angel in his first BE100, a 29.5 and seriously classy clear sj, then a bit of a green moment at the ditch XC, otherwise a nice experienced round where he learnt a lot and showed his potential for the future.
And last but not least SAN SOLO, his best test to date in terms of the way he went and a foot perfect double clear in time for 4th. I absolutely love this horse and think he’s going to be outstanding!
Gosh I’m lucky to have these horses. Huge thank you to Sam who owns Jaffa and Solo and to Lucy, Molly and newly on board Sue who own Calvin. Dad for driving and Tu and Sue for super grooming over the two days and Mum for keeping everything running at home!!!