A short clip of William and his first canter with the vaulting roller and vaulter
Our new baby William has his first exposure to vaulting on a day that we have major snow avalanches in the Coverall just as we started to work. I think we were more scared than him.
Great afternoon was had by those who braved the elements. The cabin was nice and cosy to warm up in and the rain stayed away.
The Intro B test was won in spectacular fashion with a score of 76% by a new client Theresa, who had been so nervous to restart her riding career only a few weeks ago. Gizmo gave her the confidence to have a go.
In second place was Deana, reunited with Quince, with a good score of 66.4% , followed closely by Pamela Horne on Big Ben for the first time with 65.6%.
The Prelim saw Deana give a confident test on Gizmo to win with 71% with as much improved Hettie with Anna Black on 70.7%. Pamela was close behind with a great test on Big Ben with 68.7%
Thanks to Heather Carstairs for judging on such a cold day.
Good day with three of our boys at Netherton unaffil. dressage.
This was William's first competitive outing with Kathryn and he did well to get 4th in the Prelim on 69.5% despite some distractions. Judge's comments were particularly pleasing with an 8 for his paces.
Ceri--Anne rode a good test with Ravel to get 65 % and was just out of the placings.
Kathryn on Ben went really well in the Novice and came second on 72.3%
Both William and Ravel did one round of show jumping in the 20X 40 arena - tight. Both were OK except for a very narrow jump which produced a refusal from each but cleared the second time.
All horses behaved really well so a good day out apart from the freezing cold!!
Here is a little slideshow of the day.