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pony champs report with pics and vids!

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    well it’s been a manic weekend.... up at 3am Saturday and on the midget by 3.25 to get him ridden,washed,tack cleaned and yard done to leave the house at 6am for a 4 hour drive to the Festival of Speed! Spent all day drooling over a different kind of horsepower..... found my next car (Honda NSX!) ..... and returned home at 9pm to wash legs,bunch up his mane and collapse in to bed.

    Sunday 2am alarm... plaiting by 2.20.... off the yard by 3.30! Arrived at the show in good time so had a little stretch before the arena walk (which went with zero incidents he wanted to eat the flowers not spook at them!

    We had the big indoor warm up to ourselves for most of the time and settled straight away. Following my lesson I tried really hard to keep my leg wrapped round him and ride every step of the walk particularly. We mooched down to the holding box and just listened to the music for ten minutes... he was ready to go so no point wasting petrol and he can always be relied upon to pick up and go as soon as I ask.

    Had major jelly legs on the way in,I’ve never wanted to do a horse justice so badly! He tries so hard to make it easy for me I just didn’t want to let him down but as soon as the bell went that all faded away and the fire flared up!
    I absolutely rode for every point and he gave me 100%... I couldn’t have asked for more. The major danger area is always the walk but we didn’t do a single step of jog and kept a really good clear rhythm.

    Over the moon with solid 7’s for everything and 7.16 overall to end up 4th. I would have loved to have squeaked in to the price giving because Raf would have bossed it but I’m still over the moon with how the summer season ended for us,such a cool customer and improving every outing.

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    • #3
      Wow; he's really adorable. Congratulations!


      • #4
        Congratulations! Nice pair, and he's a looker!