(Photo courtesy of Uptown Eventing)
We are having a brilliant time with the horses at the moment. Houghton Hall Burghley young event horse was a great success with the Judy Bradwell trained Cekatinka winning the 5yr old class (left), beating the amazing Pippa Funnell into second. Joanne Pullens mare is simply stunning. Frank Diamond was also in the top ten. Tommy Steel just missed out on qualifying for Burghley when he finished 4th, but he was brilliant, scoring the best jumping mark. Shelford Manor followed this Sunday, where Bramble won his first Affiliated event. He is so cool, and a real trier. I'm really excited about him. Spider then pulled out all the stops to give me a double with a win in the BE100. He was much improved for a good cross country school this week. Bullards Pale Ale, owned by Tania Bullard was 9th as well, so a good day. I hot footed it back there today for Tula and Minime where they both went really well finishing 2nd and 5th respectivley. I'm so pleased to have Mini back in action. She is so amazing, when you can work through her little quirks!! Then poor Sam Shepperd was kicked in the lorry park and taken to hospital (he is fine), so I had a couple of catch rides for Paul Davies and Kenneth Clawson who both went well, all be it HC in the BE90. So a great time, I love my job, my horses, the people who help me and my simply super owners. Thank you all!
Simon Grieve - rider, groom and general dogsbody!