Finally Summer has arrived!! What a difference a bit of sunshine makes!
Uzboj is just coming back into work after a short holiday. From the elementary petplans where he was 6th, we recieved a wildcard to the nationals which was a lovely suprise!! So off to hartbury we went! We left the day before he was due to compete as it was quite a long drive down there and to allow him time to settle, not that he needs it, as long as he has food he’s happy anywhere, and is used to staying away from his showjumping days. We were up bright and early the next day to get him ready then off to warm up. He was slightly tense and exuberant warming up but soon settled, in the test he felt lovely but was still abit on edge so there were a few silly mistakes and I couldn’t really ride him for the higher marks. Even so I was thrilled that his score put him in the top 15 and a place in the afternoons final. After afew hours rest I was back on board again, he was much more rideable but when we went in for his test he was tiring and so lacked abit of sparkle. Overall it was a much neater test but the energy wasn’t there!!
Were already qualified for the areas at elementary for next year so he will be aimed at them again and we are also stepping him up to medium now so hopefully he will get a medium qualification to which would be great!
I’ve also been very busy with my lovely new 4 year old Beneiden. She has been out a couple of times now and done the the 4 year old qualifier at stilebridge where she finished in the middle of the class. I was really pleased with the result as she is a big girl so looks abit all legs still! She is off to hickstead next for the future dressage horse class then the same again at oldencraig then finally the potential dressage horse class at oldencraig again! Whilst she is an amazing horse and I have huge hopes for her in the future I’m not expecting to much in these classes but we will see!