Wednesday, 25 August 2010

More Horse Stuff!

Kathy did well at the National Side Saddle Association show in Buckinghamshire. Wearing the same costume as pictured below for the Royal International, she was awarded third place. She was up against some stiff competition, so we were delighted!
Then Shinglehall Casino, our two year old youngster, received First Premium at the British Equestrian Federation’s Futurity Grading. To non-horse people, this means Lexie (as we call her) has been assessed and passed as a prospective UK sports horse – the human equivalent would be getting an A+ grade in an examination. I'm very proud of Kathy, Ace and Lexie! Well Done!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

My daughter at the Royal International Horse Show 1st August 2010


My beautiful daughter, Kathy, competing at the Royal International Horse Show in the side saddle concors d'elegance costume class.

We were rather gutted that although the judge loved her outfit she couldn't award her a "place" as Ace (the horse) was too upset by annoying flies & was not behaving in his usual gentlemanly manner. The idea of the class is elegance & having your horse fidgeting & kicking out (even because of irritating flies) is not "elegant". I entirely agree with the judge - but the judge said Kathy would have come 2nd or 3rd! :-(

Never mind. Next time Ace will be drowned in fly repellent!

Enjoy the photo's!