A great day at Calmsden

All 3 horses - Breeze,Harry and Delphi were looking and feeling on top form at their last run of the season at Calmsden today.
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So proud of all of their performances, with each of them looking really confident at this level. Breeze made sure we kept up the top 10 record by finishing 10th whilst Harry finished a very respectable 12th.
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Now for a well earned rest but we can’t wait to see what next year will bring.

Winner winner chicken dinner

It was a first and second today at Offbury Church with Emma Hazell’s Ultravox and Molly in the 90.

Huge thanks to Llyod and the Land's Eventing team for managing to run in the conditions. Great outing despite the weather!

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Another busy weekend for the team

First up Moreton Morrell novice with KEC Delicate Girl (Delphi) and Hazard Z (Harry). Delphi had a little ‘moment’ in the dressage coming back from her left medium canter which she struggles with. A shame after doing a super test for the rest of it. Harry doing a lovely test but had an uncharacteristic two rails. Both went steadily xc but put in faultless performances. So really good consolidating runs for both of them.

On to Cirencester UA with the two young mares. Don’t Look Back (Molly) did a 31 test and double clear to finish 4th. Now placed in 3 out of 4 of her first events. Clever girl. Meridianway Pride’s Princess did another very solid test for 33. 1 unlucky rail and a green stop xc at a spooky bright blue wagon off a turn. But she is definitely going in the right direction and making progress, hugely helped by the Cool, Calm & Collected supplement from EquiFeast UK👍

Meridianway Ramzes Boy was at Keysoe International with Matt Heath Eventing and put in an exciting performance coming 15th in his first international 2* short in very competitive company 🤩

West Wilts, Cornbury House and Aston

What a great, if pretty busy (!) few days competing!

First was West Wilts on Friday with the two 6YO mares, KEC Delicate Girl and Milchem Sea Breeze. They both put in very solid performances for their second Novice outings - finishing just outside the top 10. Clever girls!

Then onto the stunning Cornbury House Horse Trials (wow what an amazing new venue) with the bay boy team in the novice class.

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 Piccolo V felt so assured in all three phases to jump a foot perfect double clear for 5th place. Hazard Z was also on great form - thriving on the big atmosphere of Cornbury’s fab event and feeling very exciting for the future. Matt Heath Eventing did a great job on our homebred Meridianway Ramzes to finish 10th in very competitive company. Brutus is really beginning to come of age.
Last but not least, we took our other two grey mares - 5YO Don’t Look Back (Molly) & homebred Meridianway Pride’s Princess (Flo), to  Aston Le Walls Horse Trials yesterday. Both pointed their toes very well in the dressage and tipped an unlucky rail each. Flo started a bit green XC but grew in confidence all the way round. Molly looking quite the pro. Her rail pushing her just outside the top 10.
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A huge team effort to get organised across the three days and thank you to everyone who made it possible and to all the great event teams. Happy horses and happy rider!

A brilliant couple of days at Wellington

We had a brilliant couple of days at Wellington International Horse Trials with the team.

The mares were first up in the BE105. Milchem Sea Breeze continued her run of good form to pick up 10th and KEC Delicate Girl jumped a classy double clear.

Piccolo V 2nd Novice Lottie Elizabeth Photography
Milchem Sea Breeze BE105 10th credit Lottie Elizabeth Photography
Hazard Z 4th Novice credit Lottie Elizabeth Photography

Credit: Lottie Elizabeth Photography

Then we were back Tuesday with the bay boy team in the Novice. They were both fantastic with Hazard Z impressing again at this level, adding just 0.4 time faults to his 30.7 dressage to finish 4th. Piccolo V was brilliant in all three phases posting a 26.8 and adding nothing to finish second.

A huge thanks to the team at Wellington for putting on a great event!

West Wilts Unaffiliated

Another successful day for the team at West Wilts yesterday.

Don't Look Back (Molly) was at her second event and went even better than her debut at Waverton to post a 29 dressage score and double clear to come 4th!

It was great to ride the lovely Dernahatten Oak for the Ashfield family. He was on great form and FOD for 5th.

Next stop this weekend is Wellington with KEC Delicate Girl and Mechilam Sea Breeze on the Saturday and Piccolo V and Hazard Z on the Tuesday.

A Sunny Aston Le Walls

Yesterday saw the three bay boys contend the Novice class at Aston le Walls in the super warm sunshine.

Hazard Z was a total megastar at his first run at this level. Jumping an easy double clear with just a time of 0.8 to finish on 30.8 for 4th!

Piccolo V was on top form, putting in a very assured double clear. No prizes thanks to a flock of geese taking off causing a slight "moment" in dressage.

Last but my no means least, Meridianway Ramzes Boy had a great run with Matt Heath and finished 4th.

An excellent day and thank you to Aston for putting on a great event. The team had done a fab job with the ground and the new showjumping site on grass with a smart ring new fence worked really well.

 

Two great Novice debuts at Solihull

A great day at Solihull with both 6YOs smashing their first Novice.

KEC Delicate Girl put in a lovely 30 test and a double clear for 4th place.

Milchem Sea Breeze had a couple green moments in her test and a few time faults but again double clear to finish 9th.

What a way to start their Novice careers for all 3 horses stepping up in the last week. The future is bright!

Waverton UA

Over the weekend we took our 5YO - Don’t Look Back, aka Molly, to her first ever event in the 90cm at Waverton UA (a fantastic new venue ).

We were thrilled with her attitude and how she took everything on. Although still green in all three phases, she tried her heart out to jump double clear and finish in 10th.

Exciting stuff for the future!