Royal International Horse Show write up
Firstly, what a week for British Showjumping!
It was genuinely unbelievable to watch the boys win the Nations Cup and that second round of John Whitaker’s was something else! Complete and utter brilliance 🤩
Then for Rob to win the King George on the lovely 10yo Vermento was so cool too - we have a yearling colt by him out of MGH Candy Girl!! Eeeekkkkk!!
I was incredibly lucky to be asked to ride for the BRENDON STUD.
First up was Pandito Merelsnest Z, (WiFi) a REALLY lovely 8yo stallion. We competed in the International 1* 8yo classes and I have only been riding him a week! We had some brilliant rounds and qualified for the final with some very big jumps. We had one green rail in a double but we were all so thrilled with how he went. What a future he has. Love him ❤️
Our lovely Dime Bar was 2nd in a 1.35m and then had a go at the Queen Elizabeth Cup! What an absolute honour to compete in such a historic class.
Unfortunately he was a bit tense and worried and so had some mistakes at the beginning of the round but that’s horses for you and especially such a sensitive boy - we both learnt a lot!
7yo stallion Klent Spot On was 2nd and qualified for the newcomers final at the September show, AND 4yo stallion - Gins Bud (yes I rode a 4yo) did some lovely educational, no pressure rounds getting him ready for Bolesworth young horse show!
A super busy week, but our brilliant teams from home and from Brendon Stud made it happen!! What a lucky girl I am! ☺️
We had a very busy week but totally loved every second of it.
We had some fab results with our own team, with Cinsey Blue PS qualifying for the B and C final in the main ring, just having one green rail in the final.
She was also the best 7yo in a very decent 6/7yo class to qualify for the final at the September show.
Our young event horses, Cooley Couture, Cooley Park Muse and Chilli King put in some super rounds too!
I did one of my all time favourite classes - the Eventers GP with Santiago Bay and Flash Cooley this year🏇🏿💨
As always it was a brilliant and very exciting class!!
Santiago Bay put in a brilliant and very fast round unfortunately adding 2 rails near the end and Flash Cooley, as defending champion, was last to go and flashed his way around until his stupid jockey asked him for a long one at the last. He wasn’t so keen so we rather went through it as a complete (rude word) up!!! We finished 2nd and 3rd which was a great result but I was very cross with myself!