Some lessons with Sue Harris Thursday morning, Clover (homebred 4yo) has come on so much in the last few weeks managing to put together a whole course in our little school. Flame was just fantastic, Socks who is here for a few weeks also had a jump and was a very good boy.
On Sunday 18th Feb we had our first bit of XC schooling this year, it turned into a lovely day to be at Horseheath, even if it did start out a bit foggy! Flame was a superstar, despite only ever having done very little XC schooling (once) she was fab!!
Then there’s Dennis… he hadn’t jumped a single twig, neither had Rosie sat on him since Little Downham at the end of September last year! He had a break over Christmas and then has done a bit of flatwork and hacking at home since, he was brill having forgotten nothing!
Natalie also came along with Wispa who was also a very good boy and they hope to have a go at some BE in the spring.
Homebred rising 4yo Clover had her first outing away from home on Thursday 15th Feb, a trip to Finchingfield EC where she also had her first taste of XC with some arena XC fences, even learnt about skinnies! Such a good girl.
Fantastic jumping sessions with Sue Harris this morning, Sue met Clover (homebred 4yo) for the first time who jumped through her first double, Flame (5yo) was her usual brilliant self, just gets better and better and look at that back end on Jerry (homebred 5yo)!
Clover – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtY3emcsldQ
Flame – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ph7864VUOE&feature=youtu.be
On the last day of 2017 Rosie had some training with International Showjumper Michael Potter on Flame. Rosie also had a good catch up with old school friend and Mike’s equally talented wife, Zoe Potter (Adams) for whom she was bridesmaid earlier in the year just 3 weeks after Eliza was born which certainly helped to get her back in the swing of things!
It was lovely to end the year with a super horse and some interesting feedback from a different set of eyes on the ground, unfortunately they are based in Nottinghamshire so this is unlikely to be a regular thing but always good to get a new perspective and some more Flame fans! 😀
Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2018…
Rosie did some training with Sue on tuesday 7th November with all the ponies jumping really well. Rosie says Paddy is great to work with as he’s always improving. The three 4yo’s had their last sessions with Sue before their break and all of them were fab. Jerry, Flame and Billy 🙂
Fab lessons with Sue Harris, all the 4yo’s showing so much potential and Paddy was great too.
Flame did some XC schooling, she was very well behaved proving to be a real genuine easy 4yo…
Fun time XC schooling with 4yo’s Jerry and Billy Wednesday morning, both super, Jerry even popped a couple of Novice fences making them look easy! 🙂
We had a trip to Finchingfield EC, Elms Farm on Monday to pop round a course with 4yo’s Jerry and Billy, livery Paddy, 6yo Gemma and Dennis came to have a go round a bit bigger course before he steps up to 90 at the weekend! All were very good 🙂
On the Monday after Horseheath’s BE event they opened up their full flagged and dressed courses for schooling.
Jerry went along and jumped round the full 90 course just like a competition. He jumped clear and was so well behaved, ignoring various other horses that were milling around some of the jumps.
On Monday 24th July Rosie took Jerry and new boy Rocky to have a quick school XC at Littles whilest EEHPC camp is on. Jerry mainly went just to trot through the water as a reminder since he was doing his first event the following weekend, he was fab and trotted straight through.
Rocky is a registered connemara 4yo, he has not long been broken but as Rosie was going anyway she thought she’d take him along to pop through the water etc, he was fab, jumping ditches, going through the water, everything.
Dennis also came for a pop through the water and also quick spin round the showjumps before his first event at the weekend too. He was also great.
Today we went over to Chandra’s for Rosie to have a flatwork lesson with Elaine on Stan in prep for Little Downham this weekend, he was a very good boy.
We also took Jerry to run through his dressage test ready for his first ever unaffiliated event next week end! He is still very green but tries very hard!
Rosie also had a sit on Dennis (owned by Chandra) in a dressage saddle for the first time, Dennis is also doing his first event next week end.
Today we went XC schooling at Stratford Hills with Jerry (homebred 4yo), Dennis (6yo owned by Chandra) came along for Rosie to ride too, both were superstars…
The decision to jump the earlier classes BS at Codham with Stantheman turned out to be a good one for Rosie on Tuesday!
1. They weren’t keen on waiting around too long and 2. It was going to rain!
Like the Mr Consistent that he is Stan won both his classes, paying for himself and Jerry’s entries plus gaining a few ££ profit!
Jerry jumped another clear in the clear round so it was decided that it was time he tackled a British Novice, a few down but showing so much promise, next time he can go straight in the BN!
Dennis, owned by Chandra also came along to jump his first ever course of Showjumps in the clear round, a couple down but a good start.