Well Larkhill and all the team involved...... Thank you for letting us have some fun!! There were quite a few of us eventers wondering if we were ever going to get to an event, but we’ve had our XC fix!! Holly Farr and team, thank you sooooo much for all your hard work, it would have been easy for you to just cancel so a huge well done and thank you!
And my boys were so happy to be out. Sam Wilson’s TOP HONOURS scored a super 29.3 in the Novice, he tried hard in the SJ and flew around the XC clear in time to finish 7th. Sams other horse, the very talented HOMERUS has grown up so much, his first event of 2018, scoring 27.0 in the BE100 and jumping double clear in time for 2nd place.
Emma Brooks SAN SOLO, a super 29.8 dressage and a double clear in time for 4th place and the star of the show, Emily Estcourt’s DIAMOND BOUNCE scored 27.5 and another double clear in time to WIN the BE100!!
That’s 4 days out evening for me and 4 wins! I am so lucky to have such a fantastic team of horses, owners, sponsors, staff and team around me!!!
What a fantastic weekend at Belton International! ????
Molly Fisher, Lucy Fleming and Sue Vintcent’s COOLEY LEGALAND stepped up to 2* level and really impressed. A few green moments scoring 34 in the dressage, 1 down SJ and a foot perfect clear XC!
Suzanne Doggett’s HALLTOWN HARLEY showed some of his best trot work to score 36, a brilliant SJ clear and then zoomed around the XC with 8 time faults to finish 17th out of 120 in the Grantham Cup CIC3*
Then the super star WII LIMBO owned by Lucy Fleming, Sam Wilson and Suzanne Doggett, scored 31 in the dressage and jumped an epic double clear, adding 14 time faults to finish 5th in the CIC3*
A huge thank you to my amazing owners and team who support me both at home and at the competitions, and of course to Laura who has been super groom with 3 very early starts!
Roll on Badminton with these two boys!!!
Fantastic day at Aston Le Walls yesterday with Sam Wilsons two exciting young horses!
TOP HONOURS was having an easy run around the BE100open. Another consistent and accurate test to score 28 and popped round double clear in time to finish 2nd.
HOMERUS continues to improve on each outing with a 5 point lead scoring 23 in the dressage, and double clear in time to finish 9 points clear of 2nd place to WIN the BE100!
A huge thank you to Laura B for all her help with the dressage, and Connie for being freezing cold and muddy all day looking after the boys.
Aston did an incredible job to running the event of which we are all so grateful to just get these runs in!!
Thank you Aston Le Walls an amazing event as always!!
WEDNESDAY - I had Lucy Fleming, Molly Fisher and Sue Vintcent’s COOLEY LEGALAND and CALVIN in the Intermediate and OI. Both did accurate tests to score 31, each rolled a pole and both super clears XC adding 2 time faults. COOLEY LEGALAND finishing in 9th place.
Back on FRIDAY with Sam Wilsons TOP HONOURS and HOMERUS. Both horses produced good tests and went on to jump foot perfect double clears inside the time to finish in 2nd and 10th place.
Really pleased with all 4 horses, and feeling very proud of HOMERUS making his first Novice this year and only his second ever Novice feel very easy!
Of course a huge thank you to Connie and Lydds for keeping things running smoothly!!
Great day at PONTISPOOL with Sam Wilson’s HOMERUS. Another beautiful test to score 25.5 and a super double clear in the time to WIN the BE100. He is on such good form this season and we are very excited about his future. A big thank you to Laura Tomlinson for ever improving my riding!!
Very excited to have been selected for the Nations Cup Team at The Plains in America with Suzanne Doggett’s ‘Barbie Pony’ HALLTOWN HARLEY
A huge thank you to all my sponsors, Baileys Horse Feeds, Treehouse Sporting Colours, Mark Todd, Antares Saddles and Gatehouse Hats