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Wow! What a mission Blue Chip was! The fact we made it there at all was pretty impressive, and then I had to catch a plane at 4pm on the day we were competing.
Leo and Tiny have done one discovery qualifier each, and both won their qualifiers by comfortable margins, so we really really wanted to win.
Just a few ideas to keep your horses happy and save you money during the winter months...
We like our horses to go out every day, but appreciate this is not always possible.
Ok, so I managed to get bucked off on the road today, onto my head! My poor hat has had it and my head feels a bit blurry but otherwise uninjured..
On the plus side, I can catch up on some work and get to grips with this website!!
The paramedic only said I need today and tomorrow off so should be back riding by Thursday...oh yeah, or whenever I buy a new hat :(
And no show jumping for Leo tomorrow!!! :'(
Wow - this weekend was so much fun! After a really quiet Christmas and New Year (lovely!), we set off for 3 days at Addington, with Lion King (Leo) and Immy's horse J-Donder (Dolph). We also went with a few friends and their horses and it was just a really nice time.
Tiny was a superstar today!! We went to Crofton for the BN and the Discovery Blue Chip Qualifier. I LOVE the Blue Chip Champs and as Leo has already qualified, today was Tiny's turn!
We had our first outing for a very long time today and it was so nice to be back out competing!
Finally back riding out in Lambourn every morning again now we are a little quieter. Best way to start the day!
I love Aldon and always think it's a great way to end the season.
This time I was riding KEC Charlotta (Quennie) and new ride Gorsehill Dancer (Dan).
Queenie produced a much improved test for 32.5, and backed it up with brilliant jumping performances to finish in 2nd! The ground was really good considering the amount of rain we'd had leading up to it and we had a great XC round; Queenie just made nothing of what was a fairly decent track.
Dan is probably the biggest horse I've ever even ridden, let alone competed, or taken round a novice at my first event on! There were bits here and there that need tweaking, but a 37 dressage was ok and then just one slightly flat jump in an otherwise nice round cost us a pole, but he stormed round the XC and made the time comfortably, finishing 8th.
Not a bad end to the season and hope we can build on this season to have a successful 2014.
Thank you to Tanzy Lee for the fab photo!