We headed to the Charity Horse & Dog show for Birmingham Childrens Hospital. I had husband Tom to help along with friends Kirsty Walton and Camilla Hardie. Supporters Betty and Dolly the dogs and loaded on Queen Wendy we had Elfie, Frankie and Percy. Elfie competed in two Dressage tests and was later supposed to jump in two showjumping classes but we missed those because Frankie was in his classes. But he performed two lovely tests for 70.45% in Prelim 7 for 3rd and 70% in Prelim 18 for 2nd. Frankie was entered in the Ridden Veteran class which he was 1st in and later went Reserve Ridden Champion. He then did the Open Working Hunter class which he was also 1st in and later took the Working Hunter Championship. He was impeccably well behaved all day, I was so proud of him. I took Percy in the Non Native Ridden Coloured class and he was super and gave me a fabulous ride, he finished 3rd in that one and then later he was 1st in the Ridden Sport Horse. He should have gone back in for the championship but I was already riding Frankie. All in all it was a really busy day and at times I questioned my sanity entering so many classes but we all had such a lovely fun day at a super run show which had fantastic prizes.
Having had a little lie in and recovered from Day 1 I woke up and decided I would drag Arrow in out of the field and head to the North Shropshire Showing Association show. She hadn't been in the lorry or had a bath and been plaited since last August but she was super well behaved and off we headed. I took her in the In hand Youngstock class which she was 1st in. She trotted round the arena beautifully for me and the judge seemed to really like her. She later went on to be In hand Champion along with taking the Reserve Supreme of Show award. I was so pleased that I'd decided to take her.
Percy and I headed to Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre to meet up with sponsors Equerry Horse Feed to star in a promotional video that they were making to promote their feed. We started with a bit of flat work, before playing round the showjumping track, then out onto the cross country course followed by a spin up the gallops and back to the lorry for some more photos. A real fun morning with a super group of people and Percy was a star.
Frankie and I, along with Mum, Betty and Dolly headed off to the Staffordshire County Show for the Senior Showing & Dressage Ltd Ridden Pre-Veteran class. Again Frankie performed beautifully and took 2nd place.
And that brought me to the end of my busy 4 days of adventures. I felt like I could sleep for a week but instead I gave myself 4 days off riding and headed off to the other side of the country for a friends wedding with the husband which was a lovely way to finish my week, while Mum stayed home and babysat all the horses and dogs 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐶🐶
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