August was a very busy month for us, starting off with Junior Camp held at Ashfields Carriage & Polo Centre. We had a great week training at the centre, working towards the selection event at the end for the 2012 Junior World Trophy. This was the first time Jasper has been to a junior camp. It was a good test for a young horse as there were plenty of things going on at once and as always, Jasper behaved like a star.
A quick update for July from us. July has been a fairly quiet month as now we know we have qualified for the National Championships we are focusing on increasing Jaspers fitness. I have obviously been busy finishing school and starting on my work experience that is necessary in order to become a vet.
Many thanks for agreeing to sponsor Amber, our ponies are looking great on their Blue Chip, with shiny coats and healthy hooves. . Since we last spoke Amber has been to the Junior World Trophy in Hungary which was a once in a lifetime experience. Fortune Teller went beautifully in every phase and we were over the moon with her performance. Amber was placed 5th in the Dressage, 5th in the Derby and 5th in the Cones and much to our surprise we discovered we had moved up a place to 4th overall! The English team was also 4th so although we just missed out on medals both times we are extremely pleased with the result.