Friday, 2 September 2016

July/August/September 2016

I'm proud to say the "In Hand CharityvDemo" was a huge success and we raised loads of dosh for AAC and SAFE.
I have had a glorious few months teaching in the sun but I took time off so I could watch all the  Olympics! Loved every second of it but it was made incredibly special by my best friend Pippa Hall flying over from Australia and coming to stay for 2 weeks. Love and laughter every day all day. Xxx

April/May/June 2016

Alfie was the best ever on his Charles De Kunffy course at the TTT! Got some tempi changes started and I was so pleased to show Charles Alfie's passage as this didn't exist last visit (September 2015).
But it all went horribly horribly horribly wrong the following week. Alfie had been doing his homework so brilliantly and I had his first Advanced Medium in the diary with plans for PSG at the beginning of summer. He had been working so well in the school I decided to take him for a hack so as not to over do it and Alfie trod on a 4 inch nail hidden in mud. Went straight up through his frog into the plantar cushion. That day I was probably as unlucky as you could get. We rushed him straight into hospital and after a few days of very tense waiting, the outcome was good news and that horrid
rotten rusty nail had not touched his navicular bursar. Took him 2 months to recover but he is now completely 100% !!!

Life has been rather busy as I have bought a gorgeous 3 year old Westphalian gelding to follow in Alfie's footsteps.

Missing my best friend Cathy Ling (Turner) like crazy so I started to prepare for my next charity fundraiser -  "In Hand Dressage Demo for Action Against Cancer". Very very very time consuming but very very very worth it. The Saving Abandoned Flygrazing Equines Charity had also pulled at my heart strings with the Coppid Beach Killing Fields so I will split the proceeds between the two charities AAC and SAFE

I teach a lovely young lass called Charlotte Pedley on her gorgeous pony Jazzie. It is such a pleasure watching them improve and both become more ambidextrous as they climb up the BD ladder!

Nicky Reynolds had a fantastic time at the Chiltern and Thanes Rider Winter Champinshios winning the Prelim Championship with the best % of the show and Reserve Champiin in the Novice Championship AND Reserve in the Novice Freestyle! How completely inspirational is that!!!