Today Jerry (homebred 4yo) went to Ely Eventing Centre for his first proper go at XC schooling, he was great, Rosie said “it’s so rewarding when you’ve done them from the very start, even better when you bred them!”
Dennis (owned by Chandra) also went for a bit of schooling, he was fab too, fingers crossed he’ll get out Eventing this season.
15.2 rising 6yo Black Cob x TB gelding. Owned from a foal. Good hack alone/company, traffic, box, catch etc. Competed unaffiliated dressage, schooled showjumping courses and a few XC fences proving bold with fillers etc. Lovely movement and showing good technique jumping. Could make a nice family allrounder. No vices.
Who cares about being last after dressage when you follow it up with an awesome double clear in the NRF BE at Stratford Hills! Despite us being pleased and thinking Stantheman did his best yet in an Intermediate test the judge clearly thought different putting us last with 37! Nonetheless he gave me the best rounds both SJ and XC to come 7th. We love Stantheman!
Double clear Open Novice at Little Downham for Stantheman. A nice but nothing amazing dressage for 33.5 and a few time XC resulting in 7th. First Novice back since Rosie had Eliza. #whatadude #Stantheman
A long day at Wix EC with Jerry and Buddy. We did the dressage (first ever competition for both). Very well behaved despite neither having seen white boards before and Jerry had never been indoors. Jerry was 3rd and 4th. Buddy was 7th.
They then jumped round a showjumping course on grass and did some XC schooling. They experienced all three phases of eventing for the first time ever, all in one day. Dressage boards, SJ on grass and XC! Good ponies!
Unusually nobody was at Codham Park BS today, Stantheman was on top form to jump a lovely double clear and win the Newcomers, we’ll just keep quiet about the fact there were only two in it!
Lily (photo), who is for sale, arrived yesterday and Rosie sat on her for the first time today, she jumped well in the British Novice and the Discovery for a pole in both jump offs, we’ll let her off since she was being ridden by a ‘stranger’! She is an easy 16.1 9yo bay mare who’s done a bit of everything if anyone is looking for their new horse. Full advert and more photos in the next day or two.
Jerry (homebred 4yo) went to his first ‘grown up’ show today to jump the clear round, he had a few poles in his first round but then jumped clear! Not yet been 3 months since he was first sat on! Most genuine lovely young horse.
Having always broken in her own horses for as long as she can remember Rosie decided to give herself a bit more time to concentrate on the ones already going and sent Clover (Homebred 3yo) away to be started whilst she was away last week. Thank you very much to Rikki and Claire Gradley for doing a lovely job with Clover, she was picked up and has had a few days work here before she will be turned away to get some good grass and do some more growing. Exciting one for next year 🙂
Ben has gone to a lovely home to be a hack and general all-rounder, he is at the same yard as our other ex – racehorses Royal Action and Basic Fact. Although very disappointed that Rosie and BensBen didn’t make it onto the racecourse together they had some great fun whilst he was here and Rosie is very grateful to have had him to be able to keep riding right through her pregnancy.
Super dude Stantheman did a 27.5 double clear in the BE100 Open today at the lovely Horseheath Horse trials, shame the jockey left the handbrake on and lost out on a win but 3rd is great considering the entry was done only because it is our nearest event only 20 mins away! Holiday next week and then they’ll be back out at Novice. #Stantheman #MrConsistent
On thursday Stan had some more dressage training at Chandra’s (Rosie’s Godmother), Stan was great and Jerry came along for another outing too, he was also very well behaved.
Since we were at Chandra’s, Rosie gave her horse Dennis a jump too. Dennis came to stay with Rosie a couple of years ago to get some jumping experience, since then he has been concentrating on his dressage and hasn’t jumped until Thursday when Rosie had another ride. He was a very good boy and you never know, he might be eventing by the end of the season!
Stan and Rosie had a great flatwork lesson on Friday with Elaine Forge, it was mostly concentrating on getting Rosie back into dressage mode, Rosie said it was a very beneficial lesson and she could feel a real improvement in her position, aids and therefore the way Stan was going.
Jerry also went along for his first outing, he went in the field and popped a few little XC fences that were there, very good boy.