I am very happy with how Ogue Caviar has matured this year. Jumping straight in with a settled performance at Moreton for 10th place but then excelling at Tweseldown and Aldon International taking the win at both! Firstly with a 23.5 Dressage double clear and then with an 18.8 double clear, beating the likes of Olympic event riders Kitty King, Mary King and William Fox-Pitt. Improving by 5 marks on the flat each week with lots more to give. This horse proves that hard work and patience pays off with exeptionally talented horses that are slow to mature.
Dialetto has also had a great start to the season. At Moreton he did a 33 Dressage double clear but added lots of time just schooling him round as we didn’t know how he’d cope with the mud, needless to say he loved it! So at Tweseldown I stepped up the goals and he responded by doing a stylish double clear inside the time finishing joint 4th but dropping to 5th on optimum time as he cruised round being the bold horse he is.
These horses will aim to step up to Novice at their next runs but first Team Palmer have 3 at the British Riding Club National Championship and Caviar at the British Dressage Netional Petplan Finals.
A solid start to the season for Kitty at Aldon International last weekend, finishing with a double clear in the BE100u18 with her pony Jk. Time faults pushed her just out of the placings. Not a bad result considering that she is not doing as much riding as she would like to at the moment due to her focus on GCSEs. Kitty looks forward to building on this performance next time out as Jk is feeling better than ever!