A busy weekend for us, Saturday we headed off to Horse Heath for the 100o with Ghost Town GT (Casper). This is the first time for us at this event, and we was all very impressed with it. Was very well run and had a lovely atmosphere, one we will definitely be returning too.
Casper did another consistent dressage test to score 32.5 and a storming showjumping round to go clear. Unfortunately Casper had a slight ‘brain holiday’ moment cross country which was a bit unfortunate, but has definitely come back from the winter with a more grown up calm head on his shoulders.
BARLEYLANDS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE - TEAM QUEST
A lovely yard outing to our local equestrian centre Barleylands on Sunday for Team Quest dressage.
So proud of our young homebred Oakleigh Temple (Danny) gaining 73+% tests and an individual 1st place in the warm up test which followed closely by my younger sister Amy & Murph with a 71+% test, along with some great scores from Emma Burdis & Pops and young Lilly Tappen & Minstrel helped seal the deal for a another 1st place for our first team from Oakleigh Farm.
Our 2nd team consisted of Michelle Cole & her stunning boy William, Sarah Fitzgerald & awesome mare Poppy, our head groom Sarah King & her boy Chilli & one of my old clients Adele Martin and her beautiful coloured mare 'Lady', so great to have her out with us. Our 2nd team came 4th.
So it was our homebred Oakleigh Temple’s (Danny) first 90 today at Chilham Castle.
He did a fantastic dressage test for a cracking score of 23.5, he seems to really excel in this discipline and the judges really seem to like him as well.
He tried his heart out in the showjumping, just having one down but giving every other jump plenty of room.
He’s still a little green cross country but did jump clear, and coming back with 15.6 time penalties as wanted to give him a confident round and a chance to see everything, this left us outside the placings but he is showing great potential to be a top grassroots horse.
Lots of carrots for this good boy, and a few days off to chill. Was lovely that owner Gill Parrish came out to see her boy on the field and join us for the day!
NEW ARRIVAL - FRAGANCE DE BELLE ROSE
We are very happy to announce that the lovely Belle is joining our eventing team. Belle has been purchased from a previous client of ours, Angela Searle due to her busy family commitments.
Angela will hopefully still be a part of her journey out at events as she now starts her career with us at PG Eventing. More to come about this stunning mare in the months ahead, we are very excited to have another ginger on the team.
BEECHWOOD EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
We took our young horse’s Tyler, Belle and John out to Beechwood clear round jumping Tuesday evening. All horses were a little green but grew in confidence as they jumped round, was lovely to get them out and get some warm up and course experience. Photo credits go to Melody Fisher.
A lovely three days away at the fabulous venue Rockingham Castle. Such super event and so well run.
HollyPark Royale (Mitch) performed a lovely obedient test with an FEI Marking of 31.9 10% off of our last international CIC 1* event so I was really pleased with him.
Mitch struggled in the busy show jump warm up to keep it together and took a few jumps to find his rhythm in the ring. Sadly we had two poles due to his tension but, he then went on to run a lovely steady clear cross country with time, there was no point in running him hard, so I let him travel at his own pace.
Such great preparation for his Intermediate coming up in two weeks time. Onwards and upwards.