We managed to cram a quite a few things in during December!
Both No Stress and New Forest Riding Club ran their Christmas dressage competitions with us and our Cheryl Bezants and Emily Harris clinics were three full days of training, luckily the weather was kind for all of them as far as I remember!
Mandy and James did very well in the BRC online Christmas dressage coming 3rd in the elementary, just one mark behind the winner! They also had an educational outing to Crofton, they were the only entries in both novice 38 and elementary 57 so the placings were irrelevant but it was great to get James out to another new venue. He was a tad exciting in the warm up but Mandy had her velcro pants on and there was a lot to like in both tests.
Denver had an extended Christmas holiday so has done nothing more than cover himself in mud this month!
Lizzie has been quite busy though, she has had a lovely time in the Cheryl jumping clinics & the Emily clinic then finished the year with a super outing to Sparsholt for their Christmas BD show. She did a lovely test in the advanced medium music finishing 2nd in the section with just under 68% then won advanced 105 with by far her best test at this level.
Lizzie & Alison have since enjoyed a break over Christmas and are now looking forward to preparing for the regional championships and the Petplan area festivals in February.
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year! (There's already lots of dates on our diary page if you're planning your 2022 campaign)
Thank you to Tlovellphotography and Simply Event Photos for this months photos.