Tables Turning

Never did we expect my gorgeous little Super Nova to come up trumps so quickly! I have produced her since a just started 4 year old, and she had 6 months off last year due to my accident. I feel she`s benefitted hugely from developmental time, all-terrain lunging and walking out by hand with me!
We followed our title at Inter-County dressage with bronze at the Inter-Regionals, helping our team hold the champion cup! Kitty also did well given her limited experience with fantastic schoolmaster, Ogue Caviar who I`ve produced after Milly Earnshaw gave him a great start. Just outside the top 10 with 5th on the 2nd day she helped her team claim 3rd out of 42 teams. Next we`ll be off to the Home International in Lincolnshire.
The saying “BETTER NEVER STOPS” is holding true for us at the moment – our busyness has been rewarded by 2nd at Nunney International and Treborough for Nova, before stepping up to Novice at Bicton Arena where we produced a win at first attempt. Something special to celebrate as it was another series of firsts – Nova`s 1st Novice, 1st win and my 1st Novice after my accident. Helen West built a big bold track with technical questions for the level and Nova ate it up making nothing of it!
Equally homebred, Greenhays Midnight Magic has also proved what an exceptional pony she is – 6 years old and consistently jumping double clear at BE100. Bold, brave and careful is quickly being matched with her improvement on the flat which will make her competitive for the higher up prizes.
The next generation have kept the excitement up! I am starting the 2 and 3 year olds this summer with necessary intensities. Meanwhile the ‘big boys’ at 5 have been showing their class on the flat and jumping but are benefiting from being given the time to mature and learn about life through things such as off-road hacking through narrow tracks, low branches, patchy light etc. This will help them become the polite, manageable competition horse we need more of.
The horses will now have a quieter couple of weeks to recover from a busy couple of months!
Next up: Home International, Moreton BE, West Wilts BE.
Alexa x
Inspirational quote:
Life will only change for the better when you become more committed to your dreams than ever before. (My phrasing of a Billy Cox quote)