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November opened with a trip to see the Spanish Riding School - wow! I had a fabulous night and thoroughly enjoyed the additional demonstration from my dressage hero Carl Hester. Please enjoy some photos from the night below.
On the same weekend, I enjoyed celebrating the 21st birthday of my good showing friend, Miranda Wallace. It was a wonderful evening with a brilliant speech, great company and lots of laughter! Photos in the gallery below:
As part of my half term break from school, I enjoyed a little trip to Sheffield to visit my showing friend Lauren. I also had a cheeky ride on Best of the West, who has progressed so much since I saw him at my ROR Showing Clinic at the start of the season. Photos of me riding Mr West, below:
Please check out my winter showing article in this month's issue of Horse Magazine, as pictured below. It was a nice surprise to see that Horse had selected an image of Danielle and Balmoral Muick, as the main image for the article - who was delighted to hear this news when I told her at Heritage Championships, last month. Also, please continue my blog for Pony Magazine on the following link: http://ponymag.com/article/view/id/3723#.VFlTx42vlYc
I have also been asked to judge at a few local level shows, in Sheffield, in November/ December, which I am looking forward to, starting with In the Spotlight at Milton EC 30th November. it was a very popular and well supported show with strong entries and a late finish. My favourite part of the day was judging a 37 year old pony in the veteran who had made a life-long friendship with his only owner of 36 years. To hear he was approaching the end of his life after being diagnosed with bone cancer, certainly brought a tear to my eye and my steward, Lauren Matkin. In December I am returning to Patrington Mill Show to judge the ridden ring, and on 14th December I will be presenting the Stevey's Lad Memorial Trophy to the winner of the retrained racehorse class. This is the second year that the show has ran this class and it is an honour to celebrate his memory.
One of my birthday presents from my mum who made a bed throw from some of my old rosettes. She hand stitched the whole blanket. I love it and had to share it!!