14th November: Victory At Vale View
The going was exceptionally grim but Brad put on his big girl pants and braved it. Soggy knickers all round but the ginger beast grooved his way to another red one – good donkey.
8th November: Orange Wins At Oaklands
Meet Ginge (aka Romarnic Ranger). He’s been there, done it & after today’s top class performance he can add the Para T’Shirt to his extensive CV. Super pleased with the orange beast, our first proper schooling session yesterday & straight into a FEI Championship test today. Ginge was beautifully behaved, he coped brilliantly with a wonky body in the saddle and didn’t bat an eyelid at the alpacas in the adjacent field. Our efforts were rewarded with a spanking red rosette & some precious qualification points towards Nationals – Good boy Ginge!
7th November: Rest, Relax & Recover
The prancing pony has had a hectic season, after spending many months posh trotting around GB & Europe her hooves deserve a holiday. Rosie has welcomed the news of a rest, she will hang up her hooves, down dressage tools and will spend the next month putting maximum effort into expending as little energy as possible. No such luck for the pilot, I will continue my para pursuits with the other ponies!
5th – 6th November: Excelling
Rosie and I attended our first Excel squad training, we received excellent advise & training from the very best equine experts. The prancing pony and I feel very privileged to have been selected onto the Excel Programme and intend to put all that we learnt into practice over the winter months.