Dennis the Menace #supercob stopped it being a whitewash of 4 faultitis BS at Codham Tuesday morning, with an immaculate double clear Discovery 😁. Both ponies jumped really well, pictures by Spencer Moret from over the last couple of weeks, too hot for a jacket this week!
*For Sale* Coco
Impressive 16.3 7yo bay mare. Coco has competed unaffiliated in all spheres with wins and placings, ready to affiliate. Very scopey jump, bold XC, straight moving mare with huge potential. Bought on slowly, sadly for sale due to owner/riders other commitments and lack of time to compete. Good hack, traffic, box, shoe etc. No vices. Lovely temperament and easy to do.
Saturday morning Flame had a quick visit to Codham, it was a big 2 day show, Flame just jumped the Discovery for an unlucky pole but jumped great.
We were back again Tuesday where Rosie got the final fence wrong, Flame tried her best to clear it but had it down in the process of trying to clear it she jumped Rosie out the saddle, hanging on til just after the finish then just got the 4 faults! But Rosie couldn’t have been more angry with herself for letting Flame down who jumped so well. She jumped the 1.05 for a pole she is jumping really well.
Dennis also jumped Tuesday, he did his biggest course to date in the Discovery for a couple down.
“If I don’t get a good score for that then I don’t know what else I can do” is what I said when Flame and I came out of our dressage at Little Downham, so I was thrilled to see that the judge actually agreed with me giving us an amazing 22.8, more than 4 penalties in front of our nearest rival, luckily we didn’t need any room for error and finished on our dressage score to win by nearly 7 penalties! I’m sure everyone knows how much I love her but today Flame was really on 🔥!!!
We knew Dennis had to have a pole sometime soon having been clear SJ all season, however having the last two jumps down was a little unnecessary! Following a 26.8 dressage and perfect clear XC he still brought home a 7th which leaves his 100% strike rate for top 10 finishes this season in tact.
Two super ponies, and I couldn’t be happier to have had wins with them both BE this season now, onwards and upwards to their first 100’s next time!
Huge thank you and well done to Little Downham for the fabulous ground conditions.
Flame had a short trip to Codham yesterday morning for just one class, no prizes but can’t complain with a super double clear in the Discovery.
No pics so one of the little monkey instead just because (she found the glasses and won’t take them off)!
Another lone outing for Flame and I, this time BS at Codham, the down side to having your lorry and trailer test is having to go alone because you don’t need a driver! Nonetheless Flame jumped really well, double clear and 2nd BN before having a pole in the j/o Discovery, she’s feeling super at the moment.
That means she’s already qualified British Novice second rounds 2019. #loveher
Incredible amount of love for this horse, no she hasn’t done anything out of the ordinary but we took a trip to Little Downham for some BE XC schooling with Tina Ure, for a start she is so lovely to take out on my own.
In our group the oldest horse was a lovely 26yo ex 2** horse, the youngest was my lovely 5yo Flame who was super, even popping the odd Novice fence, feeling ready to upgrade to 100 in the near future.
The temperature read 37oC as I left so we had to stop for an ice cream on our way home! 🍦😋
Flame had a great lesson with Sue Harris, this was the only photo chief photographer/babysitter took, we’ll let her off since she was a bit pre-occupied chasing the menage eating, hole digging monster away from the jumps! Yes that could mean the toddler or the Jack Russell, it was certainly both at one point! 😄
A day at Westerfield Horse Show, certainly a day with a difference for me!
I DID SHOWING 😮🤨😣😏😄
Of course it wasn’t my choice or my horse! Only the one and only #Supercob could be called upon on this occasion! 😂
The only way I was persuaded (actually bribed!) was to do a working hunter so I got to jump too! Of course Supercob put his best impression of a working hunter on and jumped a lovely clear. To finish 2nd in this class with a cob I’m told is not too shabby, especially as we can’t even try to disguise him since he is hogged and can only possibly be a Cob! Then much to my dismay I was forced (yes literally forced) to do the Show Cob class, if anything made me laugh it really is those words, “I DID A SHOW COB CLASS” 😂🤣😎😂. To many people I’m sure this really isn’t that funny but to people that know me I expect it is! Luckily the Supercob Dennis gave the judge such a lovely ride he could overlook me and we won!
Just because I couldn’t possibly go to a show and only do showing, we won the 90 showjumping too which in turn won us the best alrounder of the show (showing and jumping).
Just to add a little more entertainment to the show it was Eliza’s first one, yes she is only 17 months old but start them young and all that! 😄
Good day at Stratford Hills with #Supercob and #FabulousFlame. Both did lovely double clears, Dennis was marginally calmer than he was SJ during the week but although he did a nice test it was slightly below par for him, 32.8 was his score which was good enough to finish 2nd!
Flame did a lovely test, she just keeps getting better, unfortunately she scored an average 33 but can’t complain with 5th place.
2 x double clears, 2 x rosettes, 2 x brill ponies!
Just to make Stratford Hills even better for us our homebred, Lollipops first foal Eeyore won his BE80 section for owner Suzy and rider Jane Bettles, well done guys! Picture of him the day he was born…