"Firstly we have "Quackers", a pretty young mare already competing at International events. Good mover and loves water.
Next there is "Daffy Daydream", striking good looks, flies cross country and loves water.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been working closely with my new sponsor "Equine Industries" to come up with a new string of eventer's. We wanted to take in to account the modern weather that we face so often these days, so decided that they needed to be particularly happy to run in wet conditions. And this is what we have come up with.....
Then there's "Donald Do Good ", small but feisty and brave. Will run all day long and loves water.
And finally "Rubber Ducky" a slightly more common filly but she means business and loves water.
I can see this new type of eventer becoming more and more popular especially for our typical summer events :-)
Tonight I took Frankie and Cherry to the Nantwich Riding Club Dressage competition. I rode Cherry in the Prelim 12, she was very chilled and sensible to score 68.2% good enough for 1st spot. Frankie also had a sensible head on in Novice 24, he was very rideable for 69.2% and 2nd place. I was also delighted with how he went in Elementary 42, despite loosing balance in our canter 1/2 10m circle returning to the track for counter canter, he still scored 66.9% which was good enough for 4th. Good ponies :-)
You may have seen my recent posts on Facebook which I've shared from Equine Industries page. They are a fabulous new company who sell fashionable equine related printed garments suitable for work or leisure. I've had great fun working with them so far and I love the T-shirts that I've been sent. They are also responsible for my logo that I've just started using. I had an idea of what I wanted and that I wanted Frankie and I jumping through a star within a circle, but putting it altogether was beyond me. But it was no problem for Graham at Equine Industries. I'm delighted with their results. Check out just a handful of their garments which i have the pleasure of now owning. Absolutely love the pink one which has the "82" on (which is my birth year!!!!) with my initials and logo. Give their Facebook page a visit and a like to keep in touch with their new ideas and designs. To buy their products go to my links or sponsors page and click on their logo which will take you straight to their eBay page :-)
p.s Big Thank You goes to Twemlows Stud Manager, Nikee Hudson, for helping me get some pictures of the T's on a very cold, windy night at Llanymynech Horse Trials, while walking our cross country courses that we had to ride the following day. We had proper giggles stripping off in the middle of the English / Welsh coutryside :-)
Well my homebred ponies have made my 4am start very worth while today at Llanymynech Horse Trials. Both did lovely tests in the BE100, Florence for 35 and Percy 32. Florence jumped an impeccable clear showjumping, one of very few. Percy jumped really well SJ but we were very unlucky to roll two poles, but Xc he was out of this world, gave me an incredible ride, despite a very near miss on the flat where we slipped turning into the Trekhener. He finished just outside the placings. Florence redeemed herself after a bad start to the season with a good clear well inside the time for 3rd place. A very happy and proud Bonnie right now :-)
Massive thank you goes to Nicola who ran round all day helping me change my times giving me only 35 minutes between Percy and Florence's dressage times and doing my jumps for me and scraping mud and grass off my boots and then buying me a big bag of pic'n'mix for being a good girl. Your a star Nic xxx
On Saturday I decided to go British Showjumping at Tushingham as I had no events on. On the first trip I took Percy and Florence to jump the 95cm Amateur class. Percy jumped first and was clear, followed by Florence who also jumped clear. I was first to go in the jump off on Florence and I thought she jumped a super clear and quite speedy, but we just can't go as fast as these showjumpers, they proper gallop round. She was good enough for 6th which qualified her for the 95cm Amateur second round. Percy also jumped clear, but being a little less experienced and a bit more of a handful I tend not to push him as much as Florence, he finished 7th. On my second trip I took Frankie for the 1.15m open, he was such a good boy, despite being a little fresh and spooky, we just had an unlucky 4 faults but we had a lovely time :-)
Here are some pictures of Frankie and I that feature in this years Shires catalogue :-)
Due to Bradwall being abandoned I re-routed Dudley and Cherry to Moreton Morrell for the BE90 yesterday. Dudley was a little bit on the fresh side for the dressage but actually 34.5 wasn't a bad score. In the showjumping he crashed through fence 2 because he wasn't concentrating but then jumper proper after that and listened to me. He was his usual bold, brave self cross country coming home clear in the time for 13th. Cherry was a very good girly all day, but for some reason the dressage judge didn't think so, giving her a 36, she deserved much better. She jumped a super clear showjumping and followed that with a foot perfect clear cross country in the time for 11th.
Amateur event rider