Hello to you fellow equestrians!
I hope I find you well and enjoying the beginning of the season, with some wonderfully sunny days recently (I know I can’t quite believe it either!!)
Since I last wrote we have got well under way with our competition schedule with lots of cross-country training with clients inbetween.
Attington Stud has recently opened their all weather cross-country facility which has gone down a storm, a super variety of steps, ditches, skinnies, undulating ground and a super duper water complex has made the venue a must for many event riders from all over the UK. I have run some very successful and enjoyable cross-country clinics there recently, with varied ability of horses and riders all improving and leaving the venue smiling.
We were due to run at Aston at the beginning of March which was sadly rained off, (we cant say we didn’t try!). With spirits high however after a good session schooling at Tweseldown a week prior to Aston we looked forward to the event at Tweseldown which did run and was a wonderful way to begin the season. A huge amount of effort went into the design of the tracks for all levels, even with many extra fences for the AI course too which is unusual and really appreciated. I had a super ride on Joy Dawes Galileo in the Open100 with a double clear to achieve 9th. Then, on my own Continuity I had a lovely time in the Open Intermediate achieving a 9th as well. With the sun shining and great going and happy horses it was fantastic and it makes you remember that all that hard work really does pay off.
We returned to Tweseldown after the event the following week and I jumped Galileo around the Novice course for good practice which he skipped round in a delightful manner. Up next is Belton for Continuity and Larkhill for Galileo and Rowan.
Enjoy the season everyone and make it count! Crack on.
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