So it’s been a busy month or so settling back into a busy show season for me and the horses!
Starting with one of my favourite shows of the season, Bicton 5 day show. All the horses jumped fab over the whole weekend. Ed was placed in the Newcomers out of 100+ starters which I was pleased with, Lightining was his super-self jumping well in the 1.25’s and getting placed in the Under 25’s Young Riders, I chucked him in the deep end and entered him in the 1m30 derby. This was not only his first derby, but also his first 1m30! He jumped incredibly well and even jumped clear over the plank at the bottom of the bank and through the Devils Dyke. Figi also stepped upto Newcomers and had two double clears and placings in classes of over 100+ so I am so proud of her as always!
It was then time for Royal Cornwall where I took Ed and Lightining. Ed jumped the Grace C where he jumped well, it was the first time since this time last year he jumped a track that height so we had a few minor mistakes but overall I am really happy with how he went.
I also jumped Lightining in the Grade C where he jumped a really good but unlucky round, especially for his first county show. I also jumped him in the Accumlator where the joker was 1m50 in which he jumped a class round and even cleared the joker!
This weekend just gone I went to a Cornish Showjumping Club show where I had some great results. Figi jumped a super round in the Newcomers, Lightining was 2nd in the Newcomers and 6th in the Foxhunter and Ed was 3rd in the Newcomers and 5th in the Foxhunter! It was a lovely show with good ground, not too far away and Lisa Wood took some fantastic pictures. Always great to support your local!
July consists of a lot of training, shows and hopefully more luck!
I have been training with Andrew Williams since April which is working really well.
Andrew’s fundamental principles are to focus on balance, style and accuracy to ensure the horse performs to the best of its ability.
We have been working on mainly getting a nice smooth round letting the horse use themselves as much as possible whilst being competitive and stylish. Andrew has a great team of horses which is good for me to be able to watch him on his horses to help me learn. www.andrewwilliams-equineservices.co.uk
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