My first printed photo of Freddie. I think it’s a lovely photo! X
The last weekend before you return to school is always the most savoured of all the weekends in the holidays. On Saturday Freddie and Rue travelled up to West Wilts. Rue didn’t jump particularly well, having 4 faults in the newcomer jump off and Foxhunter.
However Freddie. Excelled himself. We had a beautiful double clear in the 1.05 to sail into 2nd and finished 3rd in the Foxhunter. I was so pleased with him, he is really trying for me now! Hopefully long may it continue!!!!
After 6months in the field Mystery was a tad shocked to be draged in and attacked with sponges from all angles! Mud bled from her coat but after two washes she finally looked black again!
Freddie also under took his bath ritual, returning to white from the mucky brown and grass stain colour he was!
We set of to Bicton Arena on Sunday where they both did me proud. For Mystery first show in so long a double clear in the 80 and 90cm was increddible. So Freddie followed by winnig the Newcomer and having faults in the Foxhunter jump off due to rider error!!!
As you can imagine I was one very happy person!!
For the first time in a while there was no jumping around the South West, due to the Hand cancelling. So we put the free time to good use.
I had a horsey friend over on saturday which was lovely!
Followed by two increddibly constructive lesson on Sunday with Su. One on Freddie and the other on Rue.
A photo taken by Mum in my lesson.
ith Freddie we tried a different bit which he was much happier in, how ever I’m not sure my arms were!
Then Rue, who was in an very bad mood, jumped fantastically, while throwing in a few ‘Rue jumps!!’
This was followed by Rue being clipped! she now all silky! 🙂
Ok so it’s bean I while since I posted as I have bean drowned in home work as I start my first year of GCSEs. All I seam to be doing is ride, homework, sleep repeat!
How ever thanks to a friend, Meredith, who has bean bugging me to write again I have managed to steal a free 5minuets!
Quite a lot has happened since I last wrote. We ventured up to Scope where Rue came 11th in the restricted rider 1m championships. Sadly Freddie didn’t qualify for the indoor arena, missing out by a few places.
Of course after Scope we gave them some time off. So instead decided to take Herbie cross country, which he loved! We have never seen him so animated, so we’ve discovered where Herbie’s future lies. I came 4th riding him in the 2ft 6, and Dad came 5th in the 2ft 11!
And finally last week Rue and Freddie went to the Derby Show at Wales and West. Rue jumped amazingly, having a stupid pole in the Derby, but making up for it by jumping a excellent double clear in the Foxhunter. 1 more double clear to go! Freddie just had a pole in each both due to me, but we are still bonding!
So all is good in the world of ponies…apart from school!
The most fun cross country I’ve had, as you can see he loved it to!
Our first jump after Scope. The more excited she is, the angrier she appears!
Just stepping over it! he loves his jumping so much, he is awesome to ride!
Ponies both jumped well at home this week, the caravan is loaded, the Landy is full of hay, the ponies were clean last night. Whether they will be when I get them in this morning I dont know! We just need to load them, and then we are of to Stafforshire for the Scope Festival. I am so excited, a lot of prepation has gone into this, hopefully I’
Freddie looking unimpressed as I did hair styles on him while washing him!
ll bring a rosset or two home!
As the weather was ment to be so appalling yesterday, the show I was planing on going to was cancelled. In the end, for us, yesterday was gleaming sunshine, with a tad bit of wind,
so instead we arranaged a jumping lesson with Rue, who as she hadn’t jumped since Wales was very excited. Once she had calmed down she jumped very well!
George and I then decicded we would try a bit of bear back riding on Herbie. Once we got the hang of it it was great. Just the prosses of find how to stop slipping side ways was very funny! Herbie and I managed a decent 1.10, which isn’t to bad with out a saddle!
Isn’t the biggest jump in the world, but it’s still cool!
(Taken by Georgie)
1.10 with out a saddle!
ok, so this update about sunday is very late! I haven’t had much time latelly, we have bean doing tons on the farm and I’ve had my best friend from Dorest called Georgie down!
so on sunday all of us set off to Badgwroth with Freddie and Herbie as Rue is having some time off. Freddie jumped the newcomers and came 2nd which was great! Herbie had a pole, but then some how managed to win the 1.05 with the only clear! go Herbie! Freddie then jumped his first Foxhunter and came 2nd again! 🙂 So it was a pretty sucsesful show!
plus my Auntie Libs came to watch which was lovely! 🙂
George and I also found two lamas, they were very friendly and incredibly funny!
(Thank you to George for being the best groom/photographer! as you’ve guess all the photos were taken by Geroge!)
Herbie giving it some air!
Freddie and I on route to 2nd in our first Foxhunter
The Lamas at Badgworth