Latest News from Team CRE
Alfie, one of our breakers, making more big progress today and going for a hack around the farm.
A very successful trip to Cholderton for Helen & Tammy today. Helen & Biscuit won their Novice class with 69.68% and followed that by winning their section and overall in their first BD Elementary test together on 69.14%. Tammy and Chester also had a win in their Novice class with 69.79% so thats their Petplan qualification in the bag. #veryhappycoach#happyriders :-)
Finished off the day with a trip to Rabson with Clio & Lady, who enjoyed the new fences :-)
More great news for Team CRE as Matt received a large envelope in the post today with these fab certificates inside :-) That's BHS Stage 3 theory in the bag with Distinction.
Great result for Clio today as she passed her LGV driving test. Well done Clio :-)
A late night back to base last night after a some what soggy trip to Rockingham International for Louis's first 2* ride on Cash. Although the dressage was not what we were hoping for, due to Cash finding it all too exciting, Louis finished off with a super XC ride. Louis's jumping times were late in the day so after all the rain and us not being in a competitive position we were aiming for a clean XC without the pressure of going for the time. Happy to report that they certainly made the beautiful 2* course look easy. Louis now has to focus on his A levels which is perfect timing for Caron to work with Cash and help him to relax and perform within the boards. Huge thanks to all the organisers at Rockingham for providing lovely new stables, super courses and remaining good humoured in the muddy conditions back stage and not forgetting the fab tractor drivers for helping us in and out 🙂
Helen & Biscuit made it into this weeks Horse & Hound after their fantastic results from their BD debut at Summerhouse last week :-)#happycoachandowner
Congratulations to Lucy who passed her CPC last week. Now time to move onto the driving part of the course :-) #apprenticeresults
Another great day for Team CRE @ Summerhouse BD. Tammy & Chester won both classes, 74% & 70% so have their qualification for the BD Regionals in the bag :-) Helen & Biscuit made their BD debut and won the Novice Silver class with a whopping 75%.
Another successful day for Team CRE, this time for Tammy & Chester who set off to their first BD competition together at Wellington today. 70.8% and 'Winner' in the first class and 69.1% & 2nd in the second class :-) Thank you to Lucy for grooming today. Happy Coach.
Lovely day with Louis & Cash at Hambleden International in the Open Intermediate. Dressage 36.4 and a text book double clear :-), just a few pesky time penalties on the XC pushed them into 11th just outside the ribbons. Thoroughly enjoyed today's course walk through the blue bell woods. Unfortunately no pictures but Helen had another successful outing on the ponies today at Wellington doing Elementary. Biscuit 1st 71.76% and 3rd on Nelly 69.1%
Well it's been a fantastic weekend for us. Firstly Myles's success at the BD Champs on Saturday, Clio's BE result at Bovington Yesterday and today Helen took the ponies to the Allens Hill Championships and came home as the Novice Champion 2017 on Biscuit with 74% and Reserve Novice Champion 2017 on Nelly with 73% 'WINNERS'
Fab day for Clio & Chester today at their first BE event of the season together at Bovington. Super dressage score of 24.8 followed by an unlucky pole and a speedy clear xc inside the time which put them into 3rd place.
Fabulous day for Myles Graham & Jinks at the BD & Petplan National's @ Hartpury. Early start for the Arena walk at 6.30am but well worth it to meet and have a chat with Charlotte ! Then started with the BD Prelim Silver class and took 4th place with 70.36%. Then a quick trip back to the lorry to focus on the next test, Petplan Novice Bronze round 1. With only the top 15 riders going through to round 2. Myles kept his cool and was 4th in the first round so then it was time for lunch and prepare for the next round, after a quick 'press interview' :-). Also had time to support Becca and Una who performed a lovely Medium Freestyle test and won their class so huge well done to them. Another great test this afternoon in front of a much bigger crowd secured another ribbon just outside the top 3. Fantastic day and certainly one that wont be forgotten.
Fantastic day for Team CRE today. The home team headed off to Rabson for some XC schooling. TC was once again a star. He has such a bright future ahead of him. Grace & Norah were also flying :-) The away team headed off before the sun came up heading for Aston. Great results for all. Matt and his new horse had a brilliant first event together, 31% dressage 1 very unlucky pole and a super clear XC inside the time just outside the placing but a very promising start for this new partnership. Clio had 2 rides today, Arthur & Chester and she did a great job to come home with both horses being placed. Arthur finished with fab dressage 27.5% 1 brushed pole and clear XC. Chester was a star with 30% dressage and double clear in the time :-) Big smiles all round.
A visit to an old friend :-)
Matt's first ride on his new pony :-)
Busy day at the yard today including a successful trip to WWEC Dressage for Clio and Arthur who were riding two long arena novice tests. Great results with both tests scoring just over 73% and picking up 2nd & 3rd place. :-)
25th Feb - Early start leaving at 3.30am ! for a flight to Ireland for a full day viewing horses. Meanwhile back at the ranch Lucy received an important delivery of all her certificates for passing her NVQ Level 3 in Horse Care & Management and it was nice to see Pam back in the saddle on her handsome boy Arthur.
22nd Feb - Out at Wellington Regionals today coaching Rebecca Bell and Una. Becca did a great job and lovely to watch her ride with so much feel. Finished in 3rd on 69.2% despite Una getting her tongue over the bit for the first half of test. So that's them qualified for the National's as well :-)
18th Feb - Busy day for Team CRE today. Helen was very successful at Summerhouse dressage with Biscuit and took 2nd place in the first Novice test and was a 'Winner' in the second class :-) Clio was at Aston doing the Eventers Challenge with Arthur. Had a lovely dressage test and just a pole in the show jumping. An unfortunate sat nav issue on the xc cost her a placing but both came home with a big smile :-)
15th Feb - Lots of fun at WWEC show jumping tonight. First outing for Brigit and Jeni and they came home with a ribbon and a big smile. First show jumping outing for Nelly today another ribbon for her. A big smile for Alex & Berty who moved up to the 95 class and after collecting a ribbon in the class before they also collected another :-) and last but not least Grace & Clio who waited for the bigger class and more smiles.
12th Feb - SDRC Jump Rallies today. Lots of fun.
11th Feb - Today's excitement included snow and loose cattle in the front garden !! With the help of locals and the police they were safely shown the way home.
10th Feb - Another Successful trip to the treadmill today with a few..Thanks to Jamie and the team at Magee Equine in Lambourn
9th Feb - Well done to Matt for passing his LGV driving test today
8th Feb - Warm welcome to Elliott Boyle who has joined Team CRE :-)
8th Feb - Myles WINS BD Prelim Regionals and its off to the Nationals for us.