August 2009

August 2009

A special mention and thank you to Alexandra Mispreuve for grooming over the weekend at Knaptoft and to Mum and Dad Zita and Henri who all came over from Vangen Switzerland for the weekend to stay with family. The photographs and chocolates much appreciated!! (Alex is pictured in the photograph on Macauley after a lesson with Katherine)

A change of rider for Dakota at Aston le Walls dressage, run up for regionals. Dakota eyes wandering over to the cross country field, very much back in form. Katherine and Dakota achieved a pleasing 3rd at the Regional Finals at Fry's the following week, just missing a Qualification to the Nationals.

Good luck to Heidi in her new job and welcome to Vicky Thompson who is now full time studying for her BHS exams.
Also welcome back to Gary and Trudie after three years working abroad.

A well attended Dressage Competition here at Grangewood, long time overdue. Congratulations to winners, Prelim - Christina Rowe on Romano, Novice - Rebecca Kirkland on Silvano Blues (Macauley), Elementary - Sarah Bostock on Geeminor (Jade.

Show jump clinic with Caroline Moore

Shelford Manor - Newmiln Manhattan (Hattie) BE90 Regional Finals finishing 3rd on her dressage score, and Caerini Grand Slam (Freckles) doing her first event, behaving very well, completed every fence, a little green but safe and willing. One to watch for next year.

Wahid (Julio), Combined Training at Moreton Morell coming 2nd, a Qualification for the Championships. Not Hatties day one down in the show jumping.

Our second show jump clinic of the month with Caroline Moore, Abi and Ashley our NVQ trainees also taking part.

Welcome to Laura Hodgkiss who joined our full time team as NVQ trainee.

Hattie and Katherine go to Milton Keynes and take the top spot in there section at her first BE100.

A good time was had by all at the BBQ for the clients and staff here at Grangewood, the weather wasn't the best but with plenty of alcohol, food and spontanious entertainment (thank you Paul!) it was the early hours before the last ones went home.
To end the month the morning after Juliowas placed 1st and 3rd at Witham Villa, Novice Dressage.

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