Sunday, September 23, 2012

Victor now has four tests under his belt at Preliminary level.
Started at Alexander Park championships with the 1D then 1C; then the Hunter Valley Dressage Championships for the 1A and 1B. Better than mid-field in full classes (25 -30 entrants); lots of positive comments by judges and spectators!
Great rides from Kerry and coaching from Jeremy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dressage Debut!

Victor was 'cool as a cucumber' when he made his dressage debut with Kerry at Singleton Dressage Championships on Sunday. He had never seen a polypipe arena before, but you would never have known!! Travelled on the NK truck with 5 other horses of varying experience, and he had a "huge" look at everything when he offloaded at the Showground...but that was IT. He proceeded to work with partner Kerry, with a full understanding of the job to be done.
Kerry said he was tired at the end (6am to 2pm!) but he had concentrated so was justified!
The pair performed So well!!! Top score of 70% in the Prep 3...his first public outing in 5 years.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spring Swim for Harry

Harry has become quite independent, and brave, with his mate Victor away; he hasn't got a henchman to look out for..and to back him up!!
Lovely warm Spring day and the rugs are off, so the mob took the opportunity to have a dabble in the dam, then do laps, just for fun.
Maybellene and Cloud, momentarily, acted like mature ladies, watching the young lads strut their stuff...Then they had to join in!!

Victor in Readiness

Kerry and Victor concentrate on their preparations for his first dressage competitions over the next three weekends! Serious business!