The horse I’m riding in the photos is Tinkas Gold, who performed well at his first run of the year but finished outside the top ten on XC time faults.
His second event was the Open Novice at Withington Manor last Saturday, where he finished on his dressage score to be placed 6th in a very competitive section!
Next for him will be Hambleden International CIC* next weekend, followed by another CIC* at Chatsworth International. I will let you know how we get on.
Unfortunately I was unable to compete as much as originally planned during March and April due to damaging part of my back in a fall, but I’m getting back on track now and looking to make up for it with some good results.
I have also some exciting news; Kiwi 4* event rider Clarke Johnstone will be coming from New Zealand to base his team at my yard/home from the end of May 2011 until after the 2012 Olympics where he hopes to compete! It will be an amazing opportunity for me to learn from the best in the world. He was a member of the NZ bronze medal team at the World Equestrian Games last year and has already won the first of the FEI Eventing World Cup Series this year. He will be training me daily as well as supporting me at events, I can’t wait!
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