Just one class for Flame at Codham BS on Tuesday, she’s got the hang of tight turns in the jump off now, double clear and 2nd Discovery 🌟 possibly our last competitive outing of the year since even the ‘big’ jacket is getting tight now 🙄😂
As we haven’t posted anything on the website, here is a copy of the Facebook post 29.9.18 explaining the jacket getting tight…
Having had a very successful time with both horses moving up to 100 very well, the season couldn’t have been much better and I really can’t wait to get out again next year. I’m sad to have to say I won’t be Eventing anymore this year as I love competing Dennis and Flame soo much, they are two of the most fun horses! But the fact child number 2 is cooking nicely and I’m beginning to resemble a small Mr Blobby means I have to stop at some point 😏 fingers crossed I can still manage some showjumping before I resemble a fully fledged Mr Blobby and maybe even a bit more hunting too! So from early next year I won’t have time for much more than a couple that I’ll hopefully be able to compete, although I might be able to persuade current chief babysitter (mum) to have two children at the same time just about enough for me to still have my regular liveries occasionally! You never know how things will turn out so we’ll see, for now I’d like to thank everyone that’s helped me and I’m so grateful to be in the position that I am, still looking forward to next season! Here’s to a good end to the year for everyone else! 🏅👍🎉
4 faults in every class for Flame at the Jays on Wednesday, one down Discovery was a mistake by Rosie 🙄, one down 1.05 speed doing a tight turn to a double, very unlucky only breathing on the second part but flame seemed to have fun doing some turns and she took to it well! Rosie then decided she’d give another Newcomers a go, 4 faults to complete the set! Good pony 😊
Truly talented ultimate all-rounder. Approx 15.2 7yo Irish grey gelding. Wins upto Elementary BD with 98 points in total, busy qualifying winter Elementary currently. Double clears and wins upto BE100. Sure grassroots championships contender. Winnings BS BN and Discovery. Winner show cob and working hunter classes, potential HOYS show cob. Dennis was imported from Ireland as an unbroken 3yo by his present owner. Perfect hack alone and in company, 100% in the heaviest of traffic. Lovely temperament, great character, always wants to please. Good shoe, clip, box etc. Snaffle mouth at all times. No vices. Much loved, very sad sale of this one off horse of a lifetime.
Yesterday morning Rosie took Flame for her first mornings hunting this season, she was very pleased to be out and after the first run she settled and was her usual lovely self, even leading the field over some jumps.
Natalie also took Wispa and Nicola rode livery Tomtom (for sale). It was a great morning.
Not the day we wanted at Burnham Market BE although pleased with both ponies, Flame did a nice dressage for 31.3 which was quite nicely placed, she showjumped brilliantly for a clear and was going very well XC before leaving a leg at a corner throwing Rosie out the side door 🙄 #whoops
Dennis also did a nice test for 31.5 which wasn’t as well placed so the judge clearly wasn’t a #supercob fan! One down and clear XC to finish just outside top ten.
Both ponies tried hard round pretty tough courses, and Rosie couldn’t be more annoyed with herself for not being in a good enough position to stay on Flame who could have finished top 3, nevermind they are all in one piece and lots of positives to take forward.
Picture of the cheeky monkey who enjoyed her nights stay in the ‘horseybox’ before the 8.24am dressage!
A trip to Jays BS just for a change! Flame jumped her last double clear Discovery to qualify 2nd rounds 2019 and picked up a 2nd too. She then jumped her first Newcomers, Rosie slightly over rode the first part of the course and a few poles fell, however they got themselves together and jumped fab round the second half, very pleased with our 5yo.
Superstar ponies did it again at Keysoe Friday, supercob Dennis and the Fabulous Flame both jumped double clear round their first 100 at Keysoe. Both did nice tests, Dennis scored 28.5 to finish 6th in a very hot section and Flame was 4th on 34. What a great way to move up a level 🙂