Wow what a week!!
Central Otago Dressage then straight up to Christchurch for the SI3DE the following weekend!
The boys all coped so well, was so much fun to be all back out together.
As usual, mixed results with the horses! 😂🦄
Coal was the superstar going double clear in the Rangiora Equestrian Supplies CNC80 to end up 6th! Not bad for a mum returning to riding and a freebie horse..😍 Cooper ended up just behind in 7th and while not putting in the dressage test we are capable of, he jumped well with just a rider rail in the SJ and bowled around the xc proving he is ready to step up to 95.
Poor Bee was withdrawn in the xc warm up after just not feeling 100%. Just a few sore muscles so will be back into it after some well deserved pampering.
All in all a fun week, meeting lots of new faces and having a laugh with the usual ones!
Congrats to all the riders who put in the hard yards to just even get to these events. It’s a lot of work!
Thanks to all the sponsors, especially once again Rangiora Equestrian Supplies and for Bees class Ultimate Design and Renovation.
I’ve dreamed of winning a Grand Prix for most of my 37 years. Today it came true ✨✨✨ thank you Jess @jnp646 I couldn’t do any of this without you. Thank you Kent @teamkpf for your super coaching and for finding the amazing Fairy. And thank you to my loves Milly & Gavin for supporting me beyond ❤️❤️
Official photos are in for Vanessa Hood @vanessahhood and Fairytale 86! Congratulations again to Vanessa, winner of the $35,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific Legacy MARKEL Futures Championship presented by California Horsetrader. 🤩
Join us for the $100,000 #longines#feiworldcup Del Mar Saturday night October 19 at 6:45pm. Get tickets here: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/longines-fei-jumping-world-cup/event/0A00571AA33623A5 @ggt_footing @eqinternationalrealestate #skypartners #delmarinternational #jumptogreatness
He’s here, he’s waiting...all the time. // Fr. Patrick on Jesus in the Eucharist
Today these words became even more true!! We dedicated the Two Hearts Perpetual Adoration Chapel this morning + it was a dream! How incredible a gift it is to have Jesus present 24/7 on this campus! Eeeekkkkk!!! #maeganonmission
Firefly and I went out to the Woodside Horse Park for some cross country fun with @strongbowidsh today! One of my favorite sequences from the beginner novice course was this little back section. A step coup to a downhill run through the water, and out over a little cabin. Then, turn the after burners on and head back up for a few jumps before crossing the finish! 🎥: @strongbowidsh swipe to see a still of Firefly hovering over the water! I’d say we don’t have a problem keeping the impulsion through the water 😀😂
Gellan and I attended the Halloween OSU Schooling Show at Inavale Farms today! We didn’t really have any specific goals (just went for fun), although I did want to show Gellan that there wasn’t anything to stress about as he’s a very anxious horse. We accomplished just that! He was such a gentlemen, no crazy antics were pulled and there was very little spooking. Our list of classes was cut short by a pulled shoe but I really couldn’t be happier 🥰
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I honestly had such a fun weekend with her! I love her to bits <3
The Little King’s growing up and giving me glimpses of what the future will look like👑😍 Today our friend @deb.donnelly.75 came out to give us some guidance and Basilio was an absolute gem. There have been frustrating moments on this journey. Things I wasn’t prepared for. But today this kid was as good as he could be and I’m so ridiculously proud.
Hard work pays off. Don’t be afraid to make a change, follow your gut, or to invest the time in yourself to improve. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it❤️🐎 #ChetakHorses#EveryRiderHasAStory
Last Sunday was our area qualifier for the novice winter dressage championships and I am pleased to report that my superstitious hacking in my show gear did the trick - I did not fall off!
I had never actually represented the riding club in dressage before so I was pretty nervous. I enjoy dressage but it isn't my strong point as I am not very good at maintaining the correct outline. Nevertheless, I was determined to do my best and not let the side down.
I started off with Prelim 18 as a warm up class and although I felt it could have gone better it was at least not as bad as I thought it might have been (our practice the day before had not been great). We ended up with a score of 67.88 and eighth place which pleased me immensely. I even won my first goody bag!
For the qualifier itself we did Prelim 12 and while it was still not perfect it felt a lot better than the first test - until we started centering and he threw his head right up in the air. Still, we scored 67.59 and came sixth which was very exciting.
My team mates did well too and we came away with team fifth. No qualification this time but I was pleased and I think they were too. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and, as we all know, that is the important thing.
Show Jumping can be a cause for ulcers in event riders.
Why? We gallop at solid obstacles at speed! These jumps come down if we hit them. So much safer but I still get butterflies before my stadium round. .
This summer I spent a number of weeks at Caledon Equestrian Park brushing up on my show jumping skills. Pure show jumping courses are more technical than our Eventing courses since these horses only show jump. It was such a wonderful learning experience and it paid off with a clear round at Foshay International CCI2*-L! .
I still have a lot to work on but what a worth while experience. I think a trip or two to Ohio World Equestrian Center is in order this winter... 🙌🏻🇨🇦🐎 @caledonequestrianpark@worldequestriancenter 📸: @rgullettphotography . #clarkeventing#heldortren#eddiespaghetti#eddiesetgo
Unser erster Besuch zum Springen auf dem Geländeplatz
Bisher sind wir nur zum Gucken zum Geländeplatz gefahren, ein paar Baumstämme in der Heide, die kleine Stufe in Sahrendorf, aber noch nichts Ernsthafteres.
Schon als ich am Montag und Dienstag zum zuschauen bei Chris Bartles wunderbarem Lehrgang war (Knirps ist ja leider ausgefallen 😔) hat es mich endgültig in den Fingern gejuckt, zu schauen, was das kleine Springpferd zu Buschaufgaben sagt.
Stollen eingedreht, gesattelt ging es nach Luhmühlen, wo wir uns wieder mit der lieben Danni und ihrem Cornetto, die uns ja auch nach Sahrendorf begleitet hatten verabredet hatten.
Es stieg eine mehr als hochmotivierte, flixige Flicka aus dem Anhänger.
Die junge Dame habe ich dann direkt zu einer der hohen Stufen geführt... Äußerst praktisch, zeigen und aufsteigen in einem.... Dann ging es los Schritt und schauen, dann durch den Geländeteich als tête. Schritt, Trab und nach der Frage von unten "darf ich wirklich" Galopp.
Dann die kleinen Stufen aus dem Schritt erst einzeln, dann zusammen und schließlich hoch.
Schon sehr geschickt und ohne Nachfrage, die kleine Maus hatte sich das anscheinend schon aus Sahrendorf gemerkt 👍dann auch aus Trab und Galopp. Sicher, keine Wiederholung nötig, völlig entspannt.
Weiter über 2-3 Baumstämme und dann ging es auch schon zur ersten Aufgabe, der Coffingraben.
Hörnchen und Danni vorneweg, aus dem Schritt am langen Zügel.
Zugeschaut, verstanden und ohne zögern nachgemacht.
Dann von der anderen Seite und schließlich aus dem Galopp.
Dann auch schon alleine. Alles kein Problem. 😍😊🙈
Sie fühlte sich schon fast routiniert an.
Dann 2 Hecken und ein Stellteil/Bank, kein Problem... Baum auf dem Hügel, lässig, fast schon arrogant.
Die ganze Zeit super gelaunt und wollte mehr machen als sie durfte 😂
Dann ging es parallel zu den anderen Gräben und zum Billiard... Schritt, Trab einzeln und dann komplett rüber aus dem Galopp.
Und die sunken road angeschaut und einmal aus dem Schritt reingedropt als ob sie in ihrem Leben noch nichts anderes getan hätte 😍😂 Weiter in den Kommentaren...
💡 When it comes to introducing counter canter in the training of young horses, cavaletti exercises, as well as transitions, can be very useful. Check out how Ingrid Klimke uses them in her daily training. 😍
we love overs 🤩 this mare is so fun! especially when she really gets ready and excited about what she’s doing 💛
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a bit of our warm up from yesterday 💕
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Ventured to the Port Elliot ag show today where we rode in the 90cm progressive and 105cm progressive rounds. This was our biggest round of jumping yet and we managed to go all clear apart from an unlucky last rail! It was a great day and was awesome practice doing some larger jumps than normal ✨ Featuring my new matchy matchy jacket and stirrups 😏