Mandy and James have been making up for lost time this month! They had a trip out for a Jonny Harris lesson where Cheryl Bezants rode him for his first time jumping away from home. He was a bit shocked by a couple of the fillers but jumped everything and was very well behaved. There was also a trip to Catherston for James and Mandy to have a Lizzie Murray lesson, where again he was very well behaved. They've also been to Sparsholt a couple of times for some unaffiliated dressage coming home with a nice collection of mainly red rosettes. They then finished the month with the Chilworth Halloween unaffiliated dressage. They had a bash at elementary 49 which is by far the most challenging of the short arena elementary tests. James made light work of most of the movements, just getting his legs in a muddle in the canter loops (he'd rather do flying changes!) to finish 4th with 67% amongst some very experienced campaigners.
Alison and Lizzie had a trip to Sparsholt this month for their BD show. Having been quite sparky in the run up to the show Alison was a little surprised to have an almost lazy Lizzie to ride. She was however very well behaved and won her section of Advanced medium 98 and was 2nd in her PSG section.
Both Lizzie and Denver have enjoyed jumping sessions with Cheryl Bezants this month and Denver has been playing dressage schoolmaster for Sophia Jeans. Sophia has the wonderful Stella on a permanent loan basis from Heather and we felt it's be nice for Sophia to have some lessons on him while he's on a competition break. Denver is quite a contrast to Stella, she's a 14.2 British riding pony and he's a 16.3 Irish sports horse with a whole load of new buttons to find! Sophia is having a lovely time in her weekly lessons and learning a lot from him.
Ryan has been having fun with Magda Sartin this month too, they had an outing to Sparsholt for the unaffiliated dressage then finished the month with a good win in elementary 49 with over 69% at the Chilworth dressage.
Sam and Adam and Kate and Zi finished 2nd and 3rd in medium 71 at the Halloween dressage too, both achieving personal bests at this level, Well done to them all!!
Thank you as always to Tlovellphotography for all the photos!