To start with Woody, who we were taking for Daisy (One of my pupils) to compete, kept falling over while travelling, so we had to take him home after getting 20 minutes into the journey. This then meant that Daisy didn’t have a horse to ride, so I said she could my horse Brook. Daisy had only ever ridden her twice at home before, just a little trot round the arena a few times, so she was a bit apprehensive about it. As the journey went on we were both thinking more and more about whether she should do it on her or not. Taking into account how awkward Brook is every time I ride her and only a few days prior to the show Daisy had seen me riding Brook at home galloping round the arena bucking and rearing, so that was quite a put off! But as always Daisy decided she would give it a go.
After Norton Heath last weekend Shelley said I could take Murph where I want, when I want. So we decided to take him to the dressage, but he had only ever done one dressage test before hand, and being a show jumper all his life, we didn’t expect miracles.
Daisy scored 58% in the Novice Dengie Qualifier with Hambrooke’s 1st lady
I was 3rd & qualified in the Novice Dengie Qualifier with Craugh’s Choreographer
1st & Qualified in the Open Dengie Qualifier with Craugh’s Choreographer
3rd & Qualified in the Open Dengie Qualifier with Hambrooke’s 1st lady