Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holly's new Pony

Eagle Rock Moon Dream aka Cindy arrived on Sunday much to the delight of my 2 year old daughter, bit young I think to start but her grandparents found this pony and were keen to buy it as it also pulls a cart so that will be the next thing that comes and I am sure we will have fun being towed around with this pony...
in the mean time Holly is loving the riding and I will be doing a lot more exercise from now on leading her around the track (not such a bad thing for then!!)
She is very woolly so the clippers will be out tomorrow and a new hair style will be cover purchased, so she will be feeling like a new girl tomorrow!!.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dressage season over

Its actually been a long season this year for me, the most I have competed in a long time. I got to 4 Championship Dressage shows and 4 local ones, Autumn has upgraded now to level 2 and hopfully will start to train at level 3 within the next couple months, still got a few issues to sort out with forwardness and keeping her head steady but she is getting there which is awesome. Autumn has been such a great horse this year and I have been placed at all the shows I went to except 1 which was s disaster from start to finish, as in the weather, gale force winds and show jumping right next to arenas, not a good mix for a horse who has never really jumped before.
yesterday was our last of the spring/summer/autumn sereis before our prize giving and I was the convenor, have to say that was not the easist of jobs but it did come together on the day just a few long night organising the draw and wrtiters for the judges, plus a long day at the event. I rode and was 2nd in one class and then not so great in another although autumn went really and we had 2 judges and one placed me 3rd and the other pretty much last, i took that one with a grain of salt as the judge who placed me 3rd was sitting at C and a higher level judge then the other person, but you get that sometimes, and the gin and tonic i had went down a treat at the end of the day...Rock on the winter series!!...

Monday, April 9, 2012

its Autumn and the weather is magic

Its hard to believe we are in our second month of Autumn, we have had over 20 degree days for the last week or so and its just glorious...
Went for a long farm ride yesterday, weather just perfect and wonderful scenic farm to ride over, although it may have been a bit long for my horse and me it was still great to get out and about. My friend Sally came and she took some photos which she will no doubt put up on her blog, just a great farm to ride on, except for the emu's!!, horses don't really like them and we had one right in our path to get over the farm and back again so a few detours and we made it past.
can't wait to be able to ride out again over this farm..lets hope this weather keeps up for a while yet..long may the sunshine, grass grows and no mud!!..

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Horse of the year

I have been so absent from doing any posts I think since before xmas time...I thought I had better get back into it...I have had a great season with Autumn and been to 4 Championship shows around the north island the most travelled distance being 6 hours away...
Anyway this is just a quick post to show a photo of my dressage coach Jutta at Horse of the year last week in the Hawkes Bay, riding her beautiful stallion Vollrath Lessing, she got reserve champion level 5....not bad for a stallion who had had 6 weeks off and then a about a 3 weeks of work before the show...this was only his 2nd outing this year so he bahaved so well in the big atmosphere.