We have had a very good couple of weeks, and the horses have been on really good form, so here's a little update. Sapey was a really good event for us where Tula made a good stab at her first Novice, producing a good dressage and super double clear with a handfull of time faults! Thrilled with that. Chatty (Below) was brilliant and won her section on 27.5. I couldn't be happier for her owner Merna who thinks so highly of her. Spider jumped a steady double clear, just outside the top ten this time, so he is getting there slowly..I think he will be worth the wait.
On to Brooksby Hunter Trial, where we took Bramble for his first cross country outing where he steadily, but surely made his way round, growing in confidence as he went. He is a lovely horse with so much potential, I can't wait to get him out eventing...and I am certainly enjoying putting in the all important groundwork before he does. Spider and Flora went for a cruise round too and very much enjoyed themselves. Flora is pretty classy, and great fun. Weston Lawns British Showjumping on Thursday was a good outing, with a couple of the horses paying for the trip, so that was certainly a result! I have just returned from a rather wet Solihull (Below). Chanel, Spider, Chatty and Oliver all jumped double clears with good dressages to finish in the top ten. I took them all steadily cross country as the ground was a little deep, but they all coped admirably! Nurstead next! Take care!
Simon Grieve - rider, groom and general dogsbody!