Eventing in Springtime- Sydney and Canberra
With a winter gap in the eventing calendar we are pleased to have some great events under our belt. Both events were run by a truly professional OC. The Sydney Spring Classic we ran a small team in the CCN3* Stuart running 3rd on Daisy, 5th on DD and 6th on Wasabi- Gemma taking out the blue ribbon on Tim Games DIABOLO. Gemma took the ride on WANDA to even up the rides, sadly Gemma and Wanda took a fall on the flat, slipping over. No one hurt fortunately.
Photo credit to Brittany Madeline Grovenor
CANBERRA CCI followed with an even larger team -7 horses between both Stuart and Gemma in the top 3 and 4* classes- It was tight and rapid fire, but we pulled it off with some great team work on the ground. The Saturday was cold and wet- and all of our horses were touched with Spring fever! Lots of fresh antics in the dressage- Thankfully their energy levels had decreased for Sunday and they all show jumped exceptionally well 6 clear rounds from 7. XC we had 7 clears with some time penalties- taking it easy as some of the team had not had a run-in month. Ground was awesome after the rain- In saying that 5 horses came in the top 10- CCI4*-S Elisabeth Brinton’s CELEBRATION 8th, LEPORIS 10th. CCI3*-S Daisy 2nd, Dalenna Daydream 3rd, and Gemma on WANDA 9th. DIABOLO and Gemma coming mid field after a leisurely run in their first 4*- Clear SJ and XC with time.
As many of you would know we won a yearling at The Melbourne International 3DE- The concept may have been thoughtful, but reality is the owners of this prize would like him (Robert) to go to a home that will have the time to produce him. Unfortunately, a 2-year-old is not a good fit for us right now. We are looking at options and selling him is plan A. If you or you know anyone that may be interested, please contact us- via fb or web site. Robert is delightful and very well handled. He has had a bridle on plus a roller so ready to sell 🙂
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CALENDAR- Goulburn LYNTON-5th/6th Oct- 4* Celebration, Leporis and Sir Pepper
ADELAIDE- 15th-17th NOV- Celebration, Leporis and Gemma: Diabolo and Wanda.