Month: October 2019 by Jacky Green

Pau SJ Sunday..TOM WINS A 5 STAR!

Well here we go…. its the end of the  2019 evening season and Tom has ticked the ultimate box and won the 5* at Pau. Figaro van het Broekxhof ( Fig) played his part this afternoon by jumping an immaculate clear round and giving Tim the confidence and the experience of jumping in the ring… Read more »

Pau Sunday Jog

Overnight leaders Tom and Toledo de Kerser looked a picture at the jog in Pau this morning and flew through much to the delight of their supporters.  It has been a big week out in Pau and there is allot of pressure when you are sitting on a world class horse with the whole teams… Read more »

Pau Cross Country Day

In a striking difference to the start of the week (not to mention as well as at home in the UK) cross country day dawned with blue skies, sunshine… and it was actually hot which was an added problem for the horses running a 5 star track that proved to be more than tough enough…. Read more »

Pau Friday Dressage

And for Toledo de Kerser…the sun came out.  Toledo looked magnificent as he sparkled in the sunshine and suddenly the hats and boots and winter coats were gone and Pau looked as gloriously ‘end of summer’ as it usually does. There had been some smart tests by the time Tom and Toledo entered the main… Read more »

Pau Thursday Dressage

Figaro van het Broekxhof (Fig) drew the short straw and had to strut his stuff on Thursday at Pau although Toledo de Kerser would have probably preferred to get the dressage done and dusted and swop into a jumping saddle as fast as possible! The small but quality field jogged up on Thursday morning before… Read more »

Le Lion d’Angers Showjumping

Tom led Lordships Graffalo (Walter) and Brookfield Benjamin Bounce  through the jog  this morning with no problems and both horses got to have a bit more rest whilst the 6 year olds jumped in the morning. More overnight rain meant that the main arena was no less soggy today and it was a tough showjumping… Read more »

Le Lion d’Angers Cross Country

Tom got to watch the classy section of 6 year olds run cross country in the morning before heading out as No.2 on Lordships Graffalo (Walter).  Le Lion follows a very similar track year after year with iconic fences and a smattering of new ones but it always starts off on the racecourse with an… Read more »

Le Lion d’Angers Dressage

The sun came out on Thursday morning for Lordships Graffalo’s ( Walter’s)  dressage test but it was on decidedly soggy footing!  At least as 2nd in they had some traction and the grass still looked pretty green.  The judging at Le Lion is always true to a Championship in that they mark tough and although… Read more »

Le Lion d’Angers

A pretty soggy crew as you can see for the jog at Le Lion on Wednesday afternoon!  It is forecast to rain for most of the week but this afternoon saw some non stop precipitation which did little to dampen the spirits of all concerned as it is alway a pleasure to have horses at… Read more »

Little Downham

Only when you have a cracking team at home can you hotfoot it back from Lignieres overnight and rock up at Little Downham in Cambridge with two 5 star horses on the Monday! The OI class at Little Downham seemed to be the destination event for most of the British based horses heading to Pau!… Read more »

Lignieres

A mini break for Tom out in Lignieres with just two horses for the CI3*L and  whilst the week started in sunshine it ended with somewhat miserable weather with what looked like rain and pretty cool and breezy conditions! Tom and Bob Chaplin scored a very competitive 29.5 in the dressage for 10th spot  but… Read more »