Wow! What a start to the new eventing season! Oliphant (Oliver, owned by Serena and Davina Greenwell) and The Loudest Whisper (Chatty, owned by Merna Merrett) both performed superbly in their Novice sections at Isleham. The pair posted 30 and 30.5 tests respectively before both jumping super double clears to win their sections beating the likes of Pippa Funnell, Oli Townend, Ruth Edge, Francis Whittington and Piggy French!! I am so proud of them. Chatty has been hunting with the Cottesmore this season and it has certainly got her thinking more forward, and Oliver has won a couple of hundred pounds showjumping over the winter, so both have been busy! I hope they both keep up the good work for their wonderful owners! Mini Me had a really good early season steady run in the Open Novice to get her into the groove before the Intermediate at Oasby next week and Dont Stop Me Now (Dosh, pictured above) had her second taste of eventing which she loved, but again I went steady in the BE90, as she is not yet ready to crack on just yet. Rough Diamond XI (Bramble) Jumped a fabulous double clear in the BE90 Open to finish fourth. He really seemed to be enjoying himself, so I am very excited to see how he fairs this time! Erythronium (Tula) went beautifully in the BE100 Open to finish fourth, again with a double clear. I love this mare, she is such a show off and loved being out again. She steps up to Novice this week at Somerford. The ground and weather was fantastic!!! Well done Team Isleham!! So a great weekend...lets hope we can keep it up! Thanks to the wonderful team that came with me and stayed at home too and the wonderful friends and family that came to support!!
Simon Grieve - rider, groom and general dogsbody!