A busy weekend, starting with LAWA in KBIS CICYH** 7 year old Championships at Osberton International and finishing with NANKIN DES RUETTES and CHARLES RR in the Advanced at Little Downham Horse Trials.
LAWA (Torres) completed his first 2* in the CICYH** 7yo Championships at Osberton International, having only done two Intermediates before going, and he was very grown up! A little bit of greenness showed in all three phases, but he also showed a huge amount of potential. He has learnt so much this season. I can’t believe it was just 2 years ago that we wobbled round his first BE80!
NANKIN DES RUETTES (Nonks) and CHARLES RR (Charlie) both jumped double clear in the Advanced at Little Downham to finish their seasons! I’m really thrilled with them both; they have not had a single jumping fault in four Advanced runs this year!
Nonks did a beautiful test to score 30 leaving him amongst some top horses at the end of dressage. Charlie tried really hard in his test for 39; his flying changes are not established enough to do in a test yet so we decided to trot them, which proved very expensive!
The three boys will now have a very well deserved holiday; Nonks is already hard at work on his thelwell look!
HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone who made the last week possible! Tom Searle and Kitty King for giving my ponies lifts, Daisy and Mummy Charlier for putting me up at Osberton, Tim Wilkinson for the lovely photos, Ray and Tom for keeping it all going at home and of course My Mum, Barbara and Rhian for their support and ferrying Nonks and Charlie around to Little Downham!
I am very lucky to have such amazing friends, family and horses!