Month: November 2016 by Jacky Green

Sweden International Horse Show

The indoor cross country class at the SIHS is an invite only do with just 4 teams and a total of 16 riders.  Tom joined Team GB with Diesel (Charlie) for the trip and he waved goodbye to Charlie a few days before he left himself.  Charlie’s journey was fairly uneventful as he had competant… Read more »

Cotswold Team Chase

Tom took two horses to the Cotswold team chase on a mild but misty Sunday.  His first ride ( which unfortunately we missed seeing!) failed to get the landing gear out and went down but apparently Tom hung on grimly round his neck for some 50 yards before admitting defeat to gravity and remounting.  This… Read more »

Aldon & 2016 Season wrap up

And to finish the season Tom took two novices down to Aldon and had great dressage scores and fabulous cross country rounds.  The Magician (Mars) scored a 26 and despite 12 faults in the showjumping still finished inside the top 12.  Stravinsky also posted a flashy 26 dressage but picking up 8 showjumping faults and… Read more »

Pau CCI 4 star

A brilliant conclusion to Toledo’s fist 4 star with a clear round showjumping to move him up into 22nd spot and the top 50% of a 4 star which is a qualification that he will keep for life. Only 5 clear rounds from the competitors over Pau’s notoriously technical and difficult track and Toledo was… Read more »

Pau 4 CCI 4 star 15th October

With a beefed up track and plenty of problems before he set out Tom must have nearly had heart failure when Toleo de Kerser banked the first fence!  It was a bit odd but it’s just yards from the start, in the main arena where the horses have just done dressage and the same beige… Read more »

Pau CCI 4 star 13th October

Tom and Toledo de Kerser trotted up early this morning in Pau, most people stating that it was still dark!  Rather unusually Pau holds the 4 star jog on the Thursday morning and then the dressage begins at lunchtime after the CIC 2 star dressage is over. They then did their test this afternoon and… Read more »

Calmsden

A nice local one day for Tom and two novices and pretty nice weather for the beginning of October too! The Magician (Mars) picked up his first BE point with a 36 and a double clear which was  pretty cool for a younsgter in his first season of eventing.  Tom was also riding Stravinsky who… Read more »