With the poles all painted over the summer holidays we decided it was time for a show. We held a clear round jumping 'teaching show'. This allowed riders to have instruction over the fences whilst jumping. There were several different heights for the ponies from didi to large. Everyone had a great time but they are still keen to have a go next time!
Today Jemma took Freddy to the Nots and Deby In hand Show. Alice went for moral support and as a groom. Freddy Was in the Registered Mountain and Moorland class which he won. He went through to the Championship and won Reserve Champion. This qualifies him for the North County (NCPA) Pony of the Year 2009 in Cheshire. This is a while away in September but is a big achievement as Freddy is only three years old. Well Done Jemma and Freddy an many thanks to Alice for her help and Ros for transporting Freddy.
Toby and Coco are settling in. Coco has been lightly ridden and Toby is starting lunge work. They are getting used to their new neighbors Mini and Freddie.
This show was at Houndsfield Lane Wythall. Amelia,Jasmine, Alice, Kezzia, Jemma, Nina, Billie and Heidi took Maisy, Bobby, Bess, Merlin, Indy and Freddie. It was a very windy day and even the jump wings were blowing over so the horses were very unsettled so almost every one fell off at least once. They still did well as Freddie won second in the Mountain and Moorland and second in the youngstock, Maisy came first in the pony with filmstar quality and also got a clear round, Merlin came first in the L-plates Jumping, Bess got three clear rounds, Bobby came fifth in the family pony and Indy won the prettiest mare, came second in the best riding club pony and got a clear round. Well done all for coping with difficult conditions and especially for getting back on after falling off. Special thanks go to Leanne and Lauren for helping and for Ros for driving the trailer.
Today was the Alvechurch show. We took Merlin, Bobby, Ted and Freddie. Merlin came second in the novice warm up but unfortunately knocked a jump down in the 2'3" jumping both with jade. He also did a clear round with Alice, Kezzia and Lauren. Bobby had one refusal and one run out in the 2'3" jumping with Jasmine but finished the course and also jumped in the clear round jumping with Lauren, Billie and Kezzia. Ted Jumped a clear round with Jasmine and they also went in the ridden mountain and moorland and came 5th. Freddie was 5th in the best turned out, 6th in the Young stock and 3rd in the Mountain and Moorland. Many thanks to Ros and Heidi's Dad for transporting the Horses and Nina and Amelia for Helping.
This was the day of the spring bank holiday and the Kings Heath Show. As the weather was due to be so bad we took the little ponies for the in hand showing classes. We took Maisey, Ted, Minnie and Freddie. They went in lots of classes including the fun classes at the end of the show and really enjoyed the day even though it was very wet and cold!
This was the day of the first proper show of the year at Alvechurch riding Club. Unfortunately the landrover had to go in for its mot so we were unable to take all the horses. As Heidi's Dad was able to tow one trailer with his van we were able to take two horses. Heidi took Freddie and Jemma took Merlin. Although the weather was awful they still did well, Merlin came 4th in his jumping class and got two clear rounds and Freddie won the Mountain and Moorland in hand class and came 3rd in the best youngster and 6th in th best turned out. Well done all!
I am the Chair of the Committee that runs Summerfield Stables. I like helping out with the horses as much as I can but I find it hard to find the time.
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