January has meant that the horses have concluded their walk and trot work following their holidays and are being slowly built up for the 2018 season. after a couple of weeks of schooling they are allowed their first jump of the year which can be an erm exciting experience as demonstrated by rising 6yo Ron (Clonshire Reward) ⬇️⬇️😂😂
Needless to say all the other horses Dave (BABY DAVID), Vince (OH STAR II Z) and Milo (NOBLE SQUIRE) were on springs for their first jumps of the year… just not quite so exuberant 😂
Ron and Vince then went to dressage both pulling of good tests for their first outing to come 3rd in their respective sections. They then went to Felbridge combined training a week later for something abit more exciting than dressage! Ron did his best test yet followed by a cracking show jumping round with just the one pole rolled due to some green moments early on in the round (not so cocky now!!). Vince was on fine form doing an excitable test followed by an effortless clear round to WIN the intermediate section 🏆
Lloyd and Zerena also went to combined training putting in a confident performance following a month of hunting and cross country training!
preparations continue for the season… the countdown begins ⏰😮