July 2010

The weather man promised a night of well needed rain, but wrong again, not even enough to damp the dust! After the course walk on Friday it was decided to go ahead and compete at Eland Lodge. McCoy 37.50 improving, 4 faults and clear xc. Freckles 34.5, 8 faults and 40 penalties xc on her first BE 100. (Better steering needed!!)

Katherine went to Barbury Castle from the 8th to 11th Grooming for Simon Grieve. A fun weekend with a little hard work thrown in there.

Wednesday 14th Katherine takes McCoy to Upton House. Early start and a bit cooler. How lucky were we? All finished just in time before the heavens opened. Much better dressage for McCoy 32, clear sj and a disappointing step back at the steps xc. Oh well nearly a placing but a very strong 5 year old section with plenty of dressage scores in the low 20s.

Caroline Moore came over for jump clinic on the 15th. Another successful day.

Monday 19th, Katherine, Rebecca and Ashley attended the Stubbing Court Master Class at Hargate arena with Ian Stark.
Katherine and McCoy, Rebecca and McCauley and Ashley rode a pony from Hargate who was very hard work to keep going but made a grand attempt and showed some good leg yield. Well done Ash!

Thursday 22nd BYEH at Marchington for Freckles and McCoy both in the 5 year old section. Both jumped well. Freckles consistent dressage and McCoy unsettled in the dressage and didn't produce the goods. But what a lovely day on the opening of the wonderful new facilities at Fieldhouse Marchington.

Friday 23rd Stafford. No comment. A day best put well behind us!!

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