After the great excitement of finally getting our first run at Munstead Horse Trials we never thought we would be left with my top horse Ogue Caviar still waiting for his first proper run at the beginning of May! The British weather has been unkind to the early event organisers, well over 30 days of eventing have now been cancelled. Every rider is in the same disappointing position, but it has left Caviar short of the necessary qualifications for the young rider national championship at Houghton. Luckily we still have another season in young riders, we will now focus on proving ourselves ready for next year and earning a much sought after place at the festival of British Eventing.
My gorgeous little mare, Global Super Nova has clocked up two more top 5 placings eventing. She is loving her job, learning quickly and putting a huge smile on my face! For a five year old she finds everything so easy, her talent has us all very excited!
Between several cancellations Great Gatsby fitted in a tidy double clear and 6th place at the beautiful Port Elliot Horse Trials. For any grassroots competitors reading this I highly recommend putting it on your list of aims for next year. There is nothing better than riding around well designed courses on lovely parkland ground, the organisation was the icing on the cake.
The young horses are enjoying the kinder weather, which has allowed us to turn them out 24/7 and crack on with introducing them to new aspects of life.
After the recent excitement of Badminton and Kentucky 4* events I am very pleased with my decision to put my smart thoroughbred mare to Ramiro B, sire of Cooley Master Class (1st Kentucky) and Cooley SRS (2nd Badminton). This will combine the very best thoroughbred jump racing lines, St de Saint (by Cadoudal) x Turgeon (USA) with Ramiro B`s substance and proven performance in the sport. Greenhays Reflection is still only 4 so she will return home and gently continue her education before making a serious impression on the eventing world when she is 6!
Finally I would like to thank Keratex hoofcare for choosing to support me, it means a huge amount to a young rider like myself to have such a prestigious company on the team. Keratex share my belief that hoofcare is hugely important, they have developed a fantastic range of products for every hoof type and their related problems along with armory to equip you with the right products to protect your horse against the elements. For more information take a look at their website http://www.keratex.com/
We are expecting two new faces at the stud this year, so keep an eye out for adorable photos when the moment comes.
I hope you’re all making the most of the long awaited weather! Alexa
Video of Ogue Caviar training over the Advanced fences at Rosamund Green last week.