FoxtonFoxton was our first 2* show of the season. Blue had his first 2* grand prix start and jumped a clear first round to finish 4th after having one down in the jump off. Adeaze was placed in the 1.25m championship and Cassanova AF and CoDicea both jumped clear rounds over the weekend.
Gisborne The weather in Gisborne was fantastic for their annual A&P show and the grounds were so well prepared. We had a great show with Blue winning the Young Rider class in a 3 horse jump off with Luke Dee and Jake Lambert and Adeaze finished 4th in her first young rider start with us. Blue had the last rail in the Gisborne Herald 2* grand prix to finish 5th. Maurice Beatson did a super fast and clear jump off to take the win.Thanks to Diana Dobson for writing this article that made front page of the Gisborne Herald, topped off a wonderful weekend ! http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?type=article&id=25001
MastertonWe decided to skip Hawkes Bay this year and head down to Masterton instead. Blue came 5th in the Grand Prix on the first day and had a lucky win in the young rider after I missed the finish flags in the jump off but my time still managed to be slightly faster that 2nd place getter, Luke Dee. I really don't plan on ever giving the competition a 5 second head start again ! Adeaze also jumped a fantastic round to be the only 4 faulter out of 15 starters to finish 4th so I was very pleased. Dakota AF shone in the showhunter with placings in all of her classes and Cassanova AF jumped clear rounds over the weekend again. Congrats to Lisa Coupe for not only taking out the grand prix but also the super league for this show on two different horses !I just want to thank Stirrups Equestrian for our new "Blue" themed animo gear. Keep an eye out at the upcoming November shows !Thank you to the Leslie family for giving me the ride on Adeaze for this part of the season. She is now back with Anna now she is home from University and we wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.