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Just had a super weekend at Hartpury where Natalie Kayal contested her 2nd International and got some amazing results- 5th in CDI PSG 69.6%/8th in CDI inter 1 with 67.4%/ and the top 12 went through to the CDI Intermediate freestyle where she came 7th with 71.9% -all super results in a high class level of international competition- Well done Natalie!!! Oh and well done “jo jo”!!
Another week on and Becky Wishart and her own Furantti hit the headlines again with another Win at Hunters in the N38q with a massive 74.6% and a 65% in the Elementary 42, making going to the Winter Regional championships at both levels well within her grasp- earlier in the month she had been a guinea pig for me showing Elementary movements to judges who were being trained by Sarah Pidgley and she got some very good feedback about her riding and lovely horse- I rode Berrifield Spetter to do the medium movements which he thoroughly enjoyed as he hadn’t been out for over 4 years!
Rebecca Wishart and Furantti (Fred at home!) took the Novice 38q by storm with a superb 70.9% win yesterday at Hunters-Rebecca has been training with me for some time but has only just had the opportunity to compete Fred in BD affialiated dressage and is making her mark with a second 70% + test in as many weeks- my own Berrifield Havanna in her first Novice test could only manage a 68.8% but I was thrilled with her and she got a 70.8% in the non qualifier -a brill start to her competitive career
My own Berrifield Stuntman defied the odds and made his FEI PSG debut at Hunters Equestrian with a 1st place and 66.3%- its been quite a journey after a long period off but there is still a lot more to come and it was great to achieve this milestone with him
Jacky Baird who makes a weekly trip to me for a lesson from her livery yard has had her hard work and dedication rewarded with a good percentage and a 4th rosette at Abbey Dressage today in the Elementary 43 -Jacky has trained her horse Toby Tobias from preliminary level and every competition he exceeds her expectations -this test is by far the most difficult and both showed what you can achieve with correct training and dedication but at the same time challenging yourself and enjoying your training- Well done…
My own Berrifield Stuntman has started his FEI level career with an impressive 68.1% and 69.1% at Advanced 105 at Hunters in Cirencester- its great to be back competing – as well as helping so many clients achieve their dreams, I am so proud of him stepping up to the level
Just home from a lovely journey through France after being with Natalie Kayal for her first International- and a first for me to train someone to that level- what a fab time we have had- and WHAT amazing results- 4th PSG (68.8%), 6th Inter 1 (67.7%) and 5th Inter 1 freestyle (70.1)- such a huge achievement for her and proof that hard work and dedication do pay off -huge congratulations to her and she should be extremely proud of herself …
After a fab day at the National Judges Convention with DHI Homerun and Natalie and some brilliant comments and tips from Stephen Clarke and Ferdi Eilberg – we have the exciting news that Natalie has been invited to compete abroad – we are off to Saumur at the end of the month to compete in an international 2 star – such an achievement and well done to a very hard working rider
A week of superb results at Hartpury Winter Championships -Natalie Kayal took home a load of prizes and many compliments when she took a 3rd place with 72% on Bravo at Advanced medium music and a decent 68% with her less experienced horse Cleverboy and then the next day a fantastic 2nd place with Bravo again in the PSG freestyle with 70.5% and a 7th place in the Inter 1 freestyle with Homerun and another 70% test – now a little day off and then a guinea pig for the National Judges convention at Addington Manor in Bucks with Homerun- what a week
My own Berrifield Stuntman took to the competition scene again and got a respectable 67.2%in advanced 102 at Hunters Equestrian- he has not competed much in his career so I was thrilled after a winter of work that he is still on track to compete in a PSG towards the summer- he thoroughly enjoyed himself and it was great being inside the white boards again!
Natalie Kayal made the long journey up to Lancashire very worthwhile at the weekend when she got two 7th placings in the FEI PSG and Inter 1 with 68% with DHI Bravo and Homerun and then Bravo won the PSG Freestyle with 74% and to crown the weekend Homerun then won the Freestyle Inter 1 Music with 71% – what a fab set of results and such a good start to the year- oh exciting times!! Watch this space for more news and how all my clients did at the Winter National Dressage Championships….
Not only did Eva get her wild card for the BD National Winter championships this week but she also completed her Medium Summer qualification at Snowball farm in Bucks with a win in the Medium 73Q restricted section with a 68.2% test- I have been teaching Eva now for a few years and in between dressage Championships she hopes to do some BE eventing as well! congratulations and a very successful summer ahead