February 2017

We  began February  competing  at the Strathbogie Summer Show.  Unfortunately the weather gods were not kind to them  with temperatures over 40 degrees on Saturday  but all efforts were made which lead to some very fast, competitive classes on Sunday. We were  very happy  with Aliyah placing 3rd in the 1.35m and jumping double clean in her second Grand Prix finishing 4th. Also Kavita was 4th in the 1.25m and the under 50  points  Championship.  Kanandale  Mr  K  and  DP  Secret  Faith  also  stepped  up  to  their  first  1.15m  and jumped really well. We were also very happy for our wonderful groom  Shannon Kelly  who placed 4th in the 90cm on Louie

We also competed at the  NVSJC  Summer Show in February.  As always the grounds were fantastic along with wonderful tracks built by David Sheppard. The young horses jumped well with Kanandale Mr K having an unlucky last fence down in the jump off of the 1.10m. CP Annibell won the 1.35m and CP Aliyah was 4th in each 1.35m and Fontaine Blue VDL won the 1.20m

On our weekend off in between shows we also installed our fully automated watering system for the arena. It is lovely to now have a wonderful watered surface and no more dust!!

The final weekend saw us run a clinic at home with David Dobson. We bring David over from WA a few times  a  year  and  it  is  always  a  great  training  weekend.  We  run  five  groups  of  3 over  two  days  and everyone gets’ a lot out of it.