One of the highlights so far has been the Burnham Market International where Boz was 11th in the CIC***, Chapman was fifth in the Advanced and Tula won a 100 and Splash was second in the Novice! Boz continued to be his usual star self with some convincing rounds at Houghton Hall and Bramham CIC***'s. Splash or Drumbilla Metro who is owned by Merna and Catherine Merrett has had a brilliant season notching up 12 double clears with a 13th out of well over 100 starters in the CCI* at Houghton, a second in the Intermediate at Chomondeley and a double clear in his first CIC** at Somerford last weekend.
The young horses have been enjoying plenty of outings and I'm very lucky to have been riding some lovely ones. Carrie Dewes' Willy's Mayday, Polly Taylor's Mr Fahrenheit, Merna Merretts Trewardale, Jane Turners Longfield McDreamy, Christine Sloman's Rough Diamond, Maria Buckley's Pixidora and Debbie Curran's Vicky Z have all been really fun to do.
I've had to say goodbye to some old favourites which is always sad, but Oliphant who jumped numerous doible clears at Intermediate level has gone showjumping for the time being and Erythronium who was leading the foundation points table with so many wins at 100 level that I had lost count, has gone to Willa Newton to see if a lady rider will gel better with her at the higher level.
With Burghley just around the corner and other exciting prospects in the Pipeline, the 2014 season is still in full swing for everyone here at team Grieve.