The following day, I competed at BSPS 1A, Kirklevington and rode Steedagh Yates in his first WHP class. It was also my first time jumping M+M WHP in a good few years and so it was exciting for us both. We were pleased with how Buster coped with the demands of jumping a course for the first time and he finished 3rd in the ridden and WHP classes.
Mullagh Sunrise enjoyed her first hack out this weekend since she arrived. I have waited till she had the company of Hope to partner her up the road. She really enjoyed hacking out and I am looking forward to us both enjoying hacking out as part of her work regime. She has also started jumping and is confidently popping small jumps at home now. We also had our first gallop in a field in preparation for shows.
On 16th March, I took Mullagh Sunrise and Talisker Dearg Mhor to The Native Pony Magazine Dressage Competition. Hope had only been in schooling for 2 weeks and it was her first time out under saddle. She coped very well and despite a few little novice errors, she finished 3rd and took the highest placed Highland award. Maizey also performed a very positive test and finished just a few percent behind Hope. Photos of both ponies can be seen below.
On 23rd March, I took Maizey to a local show. She won both her classes and stood reserve champion of the ridden ring. She is making great progress and enjoying her work. Photos of her modelling her first ever sash below.
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