charlottte tess

Regionals and Livery success.

Well its been a busy week of preening and training our ponies ready for the Winter Regionals at Myerscough International Arena.

It is fantastic that four horses from my yard that I have large input with qualified and competed at the Regionals.

Katie and Otto, Katy and Alice, Charlotte and Tess and Rolex and I.

Katie and Otto did superbly well in a strong Elementary freestyle class considering Katie’s run up was hindered with illness and she hadn’t competed in some time, Otto performed really well, so well done to them both. Katie is now starting competing at Medium level.

Charlotte and Tess, well what can I say other than I was SUPER proud of my little protégé who is only 14 years old and riding a very advanced sharp horse in a highly contested Novice Open class along with true adult professionals, Charlotte held her own and looked wonderful. Charlotte and Tess are off to the Nationals in April in the Petplan Finals.

Victoria Fisher and Lady G also started their BD career with a bang, Lady only being 4 went out first time and came home with plus 70%!! Well done.

Well done to all my liveries in all their disciplines. It isn’t only the competing liveries but also my happy hackers and pleasure riders who achieve their own set goals month in month out.

Much more to come from team SFE xx

rolex

Busy few weeks of training competitions and much more!!

Well I haven’t managed to post many reports of late as we have been absolutely manic at the yard, which is always good.

January and early February saw a rather annoying interruption to our events due to the snow and icy conditions so we were unable to do a great deal.

Rolex and I have been having great form over recent weeks, with 5 consecutive wins under his belt and consistent scores of plus 70%, we have now qualified for the Summer Regional Championships at Prelim again, however our final aim is much higher. We have started our competitive riding at Novice level and we secured a confident win on 70% gaining us 7 points towards the summers at novice also.

Then came the regionals, Rolex and I have only been competing together at BD for less than 12 months so just to be there felt an achievement for us both, he took the whole atmosphere in his stride and coped remarkably well, however a huge rider error from myself allowing him to jog in the free walk cost us greatly. We finished 16th, without this error he would of undoubtedly made the top 10 so a little heart wrenching. But all in all for our first regionals I cannot complain, onto the summers now.

Keep checking in on our events calendar for everything we have going on.

 

me an chaz

Charlotte Dujardin

Rolex and I have just returned from 3 gruelling but brilliant days training in Hereford with CDJ, she has really encouraged me to up my game and push on through the levels. Rolex is now comfortably working at elementary level and we are starting some medium work.

I am very fortunate to be able to train with such a talent and amazingly successful rider, I hope that what I learn from Charlotte I can pass onto my clients.

We are back down south at the beginning of March for more intense training – bring it on!!!