At the start of November I spent two days at a BEF Excel Talent Programme held at Solihull Equestrian centre. I had two lessons on Merri and Bing with Gareth Hughes, as well as a saddlery session with World class saddler Mark Fisher. There was also a position analysis session with Russell McGuire which was very interesting as it compared riding footage from a year ago. I got the chance to work with Adele Carter the strength and conditioning coach who was pleased with the work I have been doing at home with my physio Debbie Simm. Merri and Bing both got a turn on the weigh bridge.... And we will be keeping an eye on the mince pie consumption this Christmas!
Louis, Finn and Merri had an outing to Bury Farm Equestrian Centre. They were all brilliantly behaved!! Louis won both his medium tests on 67 and 69%, Finn showed a lot of really promising work in the advanced 105, and Merri won the PSG on 70% which is our best result together to date.
Louis is now all qualified for the Winter Regionals at Advanced Medium and Medium level. He gained his final medium open points at Norton Heath where he produced two great tests to score 69 and 71%.
I have the final qualification classes for Daya and Bing at Patchetts for the advanced medium music, fingers crossed!
All of the horses received brilliant physio treatment from Diane Daynard. We have some new stretches to try at home and a follow up visit in a few weeks. They all really enjoyed their massages and look forward to Diane's return.
I'm excited to announce that BlueChip Feed will continue to sponsor us for the 2015 season, the horses all look fantastic and healthy and their support is really appreciated.