As the season is drawing to an end, Im keen to find some exciting new prospects to add to the team for next year, so If you know of any talented horses out there please get in touch!
Burghley Young Event Horse Finals came round quickly after Blair Castle, and my 2 young mares did me proud. My own 'Jalba O' finished 12th in a strong 5yr old Final and John and Suki Troys 'Laughton Diamond' (Coco) finished 9th in the 4yr old Final. It was a big occasion for both of them, and they took it all in their stride.
Coco has now gone home for a well earned holiday, but I'm really excited about her future. Jalba had a few quiet weeks following Burghley, but has just won her BE90 at Little Downham last weekend, and is entered at Oasby and Norton Disney to do the. BE100 before having a break.
Bertie came home from Blair in fine form, and is enjoying his winter break. Im already excited about next year with him!
Clementine De Brenne has been sold to a young rider, hence I didn't get to compete at Osberton this year, but I think she has found the best home, and I wish for every success. I will look forward to watching Clemmi progress up the grades, and hope to see her on a Youth Team in the future.
Coopers Law's little sister 'Florentina' as she is known at home has just joined us. She is by Jaguar Mail, and seems a very nice horse. She has just been to her first little outing at Aylesfords Equine, and Im hoping to go XC schooling before giving her a break too.
Its so important these young horses get time to develop and grow, and I find small breaks really benefit their body and mind.
I'm increasingly busy with my coaching, and have just had our first few visitors on our new 'Residential Training' breaks, where people bring their horse and stay for a few days of training. Its a great way to get the most from your training, and I get to meet some lovely new people and their horses along the way!
I'm extremely interested in supporting British Breeding, Its the forth time I have produced and ridden a British bred horse to win the best British bred/ breeder/owner award at the BYEH Final. If you have bred a potential event horse and would like it to be produced in a knowledgable and caring way please do get in touch, I'd love be part of your journey!