A great show at Barbury International Horse Trials last weekend, with the three younger horses who all brought their A-game.
They all went double clear and FOD in the BE100. Both Hazard Z and Milchem Sea Breeze picked up a 3rd place and KEC Delicate Girl finished 7th!
Huge thanks to Alex Lochore, the Musketeer Events team and all the stewards for doing such a good job running the event. Also big thank you to Toby and Diane Pigott for coming to our rescue and lending us their lorry so we could get the horses to the event!
Next stop Aston le Walls this week with Piccolo V.
Great to put Mum’s lockdown labour of love project into action today. With both mares; Belle & Breeze, pinging over her freshly painted jumps 🎨 💫 ✈️
Thank you Mum!
I recently put the below together, going through my thoughts and ideas for getting a young horse ready to go out competing. Ably assisted by 5YO homebred Flo-Jo!
Harry, Delphi and Pickle after their makeovers, looking well and feeling super thanks to Spillers Horse Feed!
We had a really tough time last week as we said goodbye to the wonderful Fernhill Now or Never (Hugo to his friends). Having been out and about on him before Christmas, very sadly wear and tear caught up with him and he deteriorated rapidly, so saying goodbye was the kindest thing to do.
On a sunny day like today we’ve been looking back at all his highlights and I am feeling very grateful to have been able to ride such a wonderful horse. Purchased as a 5YO from Carol Gee, we rose through the ranks together and learnt so much. He gave me my first appearance for Team GB in former 2* Championships. We then went onto three 5* completions, with the highlight being Badminton in 2018, where we finished as best GB first-timers and had a cross country round I will never forget! He really was a jumping machine and gave me so many wonderful rounds at the very highest level, along with picking up top placings throughout his career.
The yard will not be the same without him and I wish we could have had more time to give him the retirement he deserved. I want to say a huge thank you to all my amazing team who were part of our journey and made it all possible.
I am forever grateful for all the brilliant and memorable times we had together. Thank you Hugo 💙
The team all feeling spring-heeled at Rectory Farm Arena yesterday - gearing up to the season ahead.
Milchem Sea Breeze
KEC Delicate Girl
Belle & Delphi putting their best foot forward today at Aston Le Walls – both jumping double clear and coping with the conditions really well.
Congratulations to Aston le Walls for hosting and finding the best of the going for the cross country.