Bow has had an eventful year. He was gelded at the start of the summer and then we moved livery yards. As a result of trying to get some mileage on to Blue, poor Bow has stayed at home this year. I hope to campaign him in WHP classes at some fun shows like Equifest next year. He enjoys jumping best and so I hope he will develop as a WHP pony. He did compete in an unaffiliated SJ class at my yard, which he won and really enjoyed!
and click 'Stilo Blue Native' on the dropdown box, enter your email address and click submit. For Blue to win this award would mean so much to me. I was unable to take him to Aintree and felt so disappointed that he couldn't do the novice final. He has been a delight to retrain over the last year and he is the most beautiful boy inside and out. It would be the icing on the cake to a super first season.
Our final show was NCPA Northern Spectacular at Northallerton EC on 30th September. Blue won the hack, RH, hunter and cob inhand class and went on to take ring section champion. He was then reserve NCPA member inhand to the wonderful Pendle First Light. Unfortunately, I had to stand down from the ridden racehorse class as he pulled a shoe off working in. Please see photos below:
Finally, a huge thank you to Beth Smart for all your sport psychology help and mentoring in 2018. I have had to work very hard on myself to return to ROR showing and I couldn't have done this summer without Beth's guidance.