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!!..