February has been a very busy month so far, I have had the pleasure of teaching at both Riding Club and Pony Club Clinics amongst teaching private lessons.
The competitions horses are all fit and healthy. Merri had an easier week after the Addington High Profile Show but we are now training towards the Under 25 High Profile show at Keysoe. Finn has Regional Championships this month. He is competing in the Advanced Medium and Advanced Medium Freestyle at Addington and the PSG Freestyle at Merrist Wood. The classes at Addington are huge in the advanced medium but generally looking like a quieter show compared to previous years!
Todd went to his second ever show at Quainton Stud at the start of February. He was super in the warm up, he travelled with another horse and they walked around together to start so that helped give him confidence in the surroundings.
The tests were in much better balance than those that he did at Addington a month ago. Over all I was thrilled with his progress and the judges made some lovely comments. There were gail force winds so trotting down the centre line was quite a challenge....
Riding in high winds is becoming a bit of a theme this February!!