I hope all of our followers are having a great summer, I can't believe it is August already.....where has the last few months gone?!
Back to the last weekend of July and we were competing at the fabulous Hickstead Showground where we were taking part in the Riding Club Team Jumping Competition as part of the Royal International Horse Show. It was great fun and it's safe to say Roxie rose to the occasion and put her best hoof forward! She jumped a super clear round in quite a speedy time as well. We didn't end up with a team placing due to faults form other team members but we had a great day out and of course there was a bit of shopping done, you have to when your surrounded by shops with fantastic deals on offer don't you?!
To view some more pictures as well as watch a video of our round please CLICK HERE to be taken to Roxie's Gallery page.
Due to the rain the day before we were competing at Hickstead the ground in the car park was awful and everyone was being towed in and out! After a relatively long wait to be towed in and seeing the amount of lorries that were queueing to be towed out I thought I'd give it a go getting out by myself and we made it all the way across 3 fields to the very last gate way before we got stuck in the mud! Thankfully there was a tractor just about to come through the gate to tow someone else out so they pulled us out of the way and we were off on our way home, a lot earlier than had we waited to be towed from where we were parked! We still had a rather late arrival home after spending the day at Hickstead and before I knew it, it was Monday morning and time to be back to work again! 🙈
We were back out competing again last weekend for some British Showjumping at one of our most local venues, Cobham Manor Riding Centre. I say local, it is still just over an hour away but tucked in the south-east of Kent it seems that we have to travel a fair way to get anywhere! It is lovely at Cobham, with two nice outdoor arenas as well as an indoor arena to shelter in if there are any 'summer showers' - it is August after all!
We jumped the 95cm Open and there seemed to be quite a lot of clear rounds so we had to go for it if we wanted a placing! Go for it we did and Roxie jumped a super round, she did tap the third from last fence resulting in a costly 4 faults. We were up on the clock and after looking at the results sheet after, had we gone clear she was a ew seconds ahead of the winners time!
Next we jumped the Discovery class and after 'going for it' in the previous class, Roxie put me as designated passenger and she was going at her own speed in this round. She jumped another great round but unfortunately, we had a bit of 4-fault-itus picking up another 4 faults in this class too. It was at the same fence as well!! Mum commented and said maybe Roxie was struggling with her eyes as she getting a bit older now and couldn't read the height of the fence properly?! Haha 😂 It was made up of all white poles and it was right next to the white railed fence, so mum did have a point.
To view more pictures from our day at Cobham as well as videos of both our round please CLICK HERE to be taken to Roxie's Gallery page.
I think we will be having a weekend at home this weekend and now the farmers are out combining I may go out to find some corn fields to let Roxie have a canter (or gallop if she gets her own way!) along. Poor Milli is still in on box-rest which she isn't too pleased with, although she is allowed out for a wander on the yard when I'm mucking her out each end of the day now, which she enjoys. My farrier, Harry Morgan is doing a fantastic job with her feet as we are trying to get them to grow a bit bigger as for 16.3hh she has very small feet, they are good feet but just a bit too small for her size. She has been barefoot since she has been in on box-rest and after some super trims from Harry and the fantastic SupaHoof supplement she is on from Global Herbs as well as the natural feed from The Pure Feed Company her feet are really looking good.....fingers crossed they continue this way. We will be back at the vets in a few weeks time for another scan and then fingers crossed we can start some walk work - neck strap at the ready!!
Below are some pictures of my very first pony, Harvey tucking into his Pure Veteran Mix for dinner. He loves it and for 27 years young he is looking absolutely fabulous on it too! They make such super feed for all shapes and sizes of equine friends 🐴
Until next time,
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