It’s summer (although it doesn’t feel much like summer here in rainy England) and summer means plenty of eventing. SuperMax has been out in force since my last update, and hasn’t failed to impress every time out. Having only started eventing in March this year, SuperMax has now completed 8 novices, finishing 3rd in the novice at Chepstow racecourse, and an intermediate! Who would have thought he would progress so far in such a short space of time! He is also slowly starting to accept that all four feet need to remain on the ground during the dressage! Max is entered for the CIC1* at Gatcombe Park and will hopefully finish the season at Kelsall Hill intermediate.
Sadly following an accident Henry is no longer with us. It was a very sad time and he is sorely missed every day. We have, however, acquired Louis, another lovely little ex-racehorse who is proving to be a lovely little event horse! He’s quite an eye-catcher in the dressage – it’s lovely to ride a horse who gets good dressage marks! And wow, what a jump! We have no specific plan in place for Louis, we are just taking it one step at a time to let him progress at his own pace, but I’m very excited about his future and to see how his eventing career pans out.
At the beginning of August I was lucky enough to be asked to once again represent Britain in the Student Riders Nations Cup in Jerez, Spain. Unfortunately Britain didn’t quite reproduce the result seen in Belgium, but we all had a great time none the less, and I thoroughly enjoyed riding the young Spanish stallions (ohhh, and basking in the Spanish sun)!