SFE has seen one of its busiest years, we seem to have a yard full of fabulously talented horses that we are training, competing and taking care of.
Rolex and Badger have had a busy summer of training at home with the watchful eye of Jo Graham and Matt Burnett keeping us in check while CDJ is busy prepping for the Olympics.
Rolex is getting more confident and secure in his work at medium with his half passes becoming much more established. Badger has been improving on his submission and adjustability and is a real pleasure to own and train.
August took Rolex and I to the Elementary Silver Summer Regionals, the test felt easy for Rolex (which is a rarity) he was a joy to compete and I came away feeling very confident and happy with our ride. To then come 3rd at a regional was a huge achievement for us. Rolex has been an immensely tricky horse to train and develop and I finally felt like something had clicked! I was so pleased with our result, slightly disappointed to be so close to the golden ticket! But hey you can not have it all!!
Badger didn’t compete at the summers, but he is well on his way with his winter qualification at Prelim and Novice. We are now gently upping his work regime and he is learning his lateral work and collection work with ease.
Rolex is all qualified for the Winters at both Elementary and Medium which is fantastic for us as a personal accomplishment!
Just those pesky changes to establish then we can move on up again!
We were lucky enough to restart our monthly training with the golden girl of dressage this September, Miss DuJardin! And what a great experience that was, she was very happy with our progress but as usual set the bar higher and gave us lots to work on until our next trip!
So we are now all set for a winter of training all 4 boys, along with assisting in the training of many other talented dressage horses that are housed at SFE!