Welcome to part 3 of our blog!
Hope everyone has had a fantastic show season, feels like a lot was crammed into the last 2 months, we have barely stopped!
Our highlight was showing our first home-bred at the NPS Summer Champs – Linsop Count On Me managed a respectable 2nd in the Yearling Riding Pony Colts. We absolutely loved this show and venue and will definitely be returning next year with Percy and hopefully some others as well.
We also started to get our 2 Novice Hacks out under saddle, something we had been looking forward to doing for a while but had been put on hold during the pandemic. Menedh Mary Rose (Royalview Splendour X Pendley Blue Charm) and Milltimber Little Scoundrel (Kilvington Scoundrel X Pendley Chantilly Lace) both went to Equifest this year with some great results! Mary was well placed in her ridden classes, but then managed to win her Open In-Hand class, Champion In-Hand Horse and then amazingly went overall Supreme Non-Native In-Hand, we couldn’t have been more proud of her. She will start to contend qualifiers under saddle next year in the Part-Bred Arabs. Harvie (Little Scoundrel) kept his head and went lovely in his ridden classes, gaining good placings against open horses. Equifest is such a great show for novices, plenty of room for working, big flat rings and a good selection of classes, a really well organised show and one of our favourites!
Another show to mention was the NPS Great British In Hand Show at Kelsall Hill – what a beautiful new venue and a lovely show! Will definitely be supporting this next year, so well organised and everyone was helpful and friendly. Linsop Count On Me won his class and had a spin in the evening performance which he loved (a bit too much!) and Menedh Mary Rose won her Hack breeding class too, so a successful show for us as well as enjoyable.
From a breeding point of view we have been so lucky to have found the most wonderful homes for our 2021 foals. All going to homes where they will be shown as youngsters, but will also eventually be all-round kids ponies, to do Pony Club rallies, Dressage, Mounted Games etc, and enjoy varied lives. We can’t wait to see their progress over the next few years! We felt very privileged to get so much interest in our foals and grateful for the support as new breeders.
2022 is looking to be exciting already, we have had our 3rd mare Ellenbrook Ladies Day (Blaircourt Franko X Lucky Chance) scanned with a heartbeat to our Royalview Splendour. Just the winter to get through now!
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