Since we last wrote we have been to 2 events- Goulburn CIC and the weekend passed Sydney @ SIEC fundraiser. In between preparing for these events we have enjoyed introducing our three new German imports to Australia- however they all think its winter here- so 3 clips coming up !!
It was fabulous to have an event of such calibre in the lead up to Adelaide 4*- War Hawk certainly looking great all weekend taking the win in the 3 * – Not far behind (3rd) was Gemma on John and Jane Pittards Annapurna followed by our own Wanda 4th- Wanda stepping up to 3*.
We were recently sent some facts from the committee of Sydney @ SIEC event ( hence the fundraiser)- What we all take for granted is that we all have the unique opportunity to ride at an existing Olympic Games venue – maybe one of the only purpose built equestrian Olympic venues that still operate. It is always going to be costly to have such an incredible facility with very high rental due to resources and upkeep. We here at TE are always thankful we can continue to have these events with great patronage we can all enjoy our eventing for many years to follow- Keep the support up- we love SIEC.
We were recently invited to give a talk for the Youth Squad for Dressage conducted by DNSW. Great few days, engaging these very enthusiastic dressage riders- well done to the organizers (thanks Mandy !) Introducing them all to the holistic side- as well as training there was horse management. We spoke about ‘how to run a successful horse business’ which included horse welfare , plus alot of medal holding, photos SPONSOR poster signing!! Great night, we all had fun.
SPONSOR endorsement for October is ECOMIST insect repellent. We are just such supporters of ECOMIST- as well as our farrier, vet, staff and riders ! With 3 ECOMIST in our stable block we can swear that the flies are not at all interested in hanging around us ! PLUS we always take one in our truck for events – PLUS in our entertaining area ( not that we entertain much !) but we do have many family dinners outside- As its just comfortable with NO insects – also it keeps the spider webs away too ! WE JUST LOVE ECOMIST – www.ecomist.com.au
Well you know when you have a bad to average event it makes you more determined for the next ! It must be why we just love this sport as there is always room for improvement, horse and rider- plus we are always trying to understand our horses ! Goulburn was certainly an fabulously organized event as always- but a couple of our horse, rider were not ‘on their game’ ! However Elisabeth Brinton’s ‘Celebration’ and our ‘Wanda’ both performed exceptionally for their level 🙂