DANETHORPE XCOUNTRY - 26 APRIL 2019

After a very busy 2 weeks of Easter holiday activities, the staff took some of the more inexperienced horses and ponies to Danethorpe for a play around the cross country course on Friday.  The weather was kind to us although the grass was a little bit slippy at the start due to the recent rain!  Elvis and Chloe thoroughly enjoyed themselves being lead pony showing the others Elvis's experience!  Henry, with Dannie riding, wasn't going to be outdone by Elvis and after initially being unsure he soon found his confidence and was thoroughly enjoying himself and finished the morning showing the others how to do it!  Our new apprentice Olivia rode Maggie.  Olivia hasn't done Cross Country before so Maggie's experience and temperament was perfect for Olivia.  This was also the first time Rachel has taken her horse Flash to the cross country course and he was a star.  Well done everyone, a great morning out.  You should all be proud of today's achievements.

SHOWJUMPING

On Sunday 24 March we took two teams showjumping to Wellow Equestrian.  It was the first time out competing for the junior team.  We had a lovely time with both teams and won lots of rosettes.  The first team (juniors) competing was Dominic on Henry, Isabelle on CJ, Shelleleigh on Peaches and Ellie on Blossom.  The second team (seniors) competing was Chloe on Elvis, Alice on Inca and Zara on Maisie.

Results were:

50 cm = Zara - 1st, Ellie - 2nd, Shelleleigh - 3rd

60 cm = Zara - 2nd, Shelleigh - 4th, Chloe - 5th, Alice - 6th

70 cm = Chloe - 2nd

Well done everyone, you should be very proud of yourselves.

DRESSAGE

On Wednesday 20th March Dannie and Rachel Green went to Arena UK to compete in an unaffiliated dressage competition.  We haven't competed at Arena UK for a while so to have two chilled horses was a big achievement.  Viktor was relaxed and there were no judges comments about tension which is a first!  Flash has

made great progress with his first time at Arena UK and Rachel was so happy with him, he has come a long way in such a short period of time.  Well done Dannie and Rachel.