What a wonderful weekend horsing around in the Dressage & Showjumping world. Sarah & I ventured to Randall Park for Dressage on the Saturday while Wes & Tiffany took LH Johnny to PPSJC. Then Wes Tiffany & I returned to PPSJC on Sunday with both Oaks Volta & LH Johnny. We all came away feeling excited. Each with a different type of excitement for totally diverse reasons.
We all came away feeling excited
Sarah & LH Albert performed well in Level 1 Dressage placing 1st and 3rd taking out the Pakenham Produce Jackpot. We are proud to say Albi has taken taken out the Jackpot every time he has competed at Randall in Level 2 and now in Level 1. Sarah has her eyes set on trying Advanced during the winter break.
Tiffany works full time and now lives away from home. Wesley keeps her favourite LH Johnny ticking over during the week so she can come to a close show and hop on to enjoy showjumping.
Tiffany expresses how much she misses riding Johnny & that horsey smell.
On Saturday the pair had a good round in the Open 1.20m coming away with 4 faults. On the Sunday they attempted the Ponderosa Young Horse 1.20m Championship, again just the 1 rail at fence 2. Tiffany explained that she was coming into it to slow’ becasue after that fence she increased her pace and they sailed easily over everything.
Wes said’, Tiffany with no practise you rode fabulous and Johnny jumped superb”.
Johnny is an 8 year old gelding and has a genuine heart by that I mean he is honest and careful. He loves to showjump giving every obstacle his all. Coming into the prime of his life he is sure to shine in many classes yet becasue of his talent.
They were blowing a little in the wind
Wes rode Oaks Volta in the Ponderosa Young Horse 1.20m Championship, once in the arena you could see Volta staring at the tents erected ring side. They were blowing a little in the wind , people were seated underneath them which also caught his attention. I am sure he was thinking ‘ what are these we don’t have these at home ‘ hence why you need to get your youngsters out’ they need to see all the surroundings.
I have written many times about a fly by’ well here is video action of that. Volta was not so keen on the red white candy fence jumping straight toward that white tent. He had a fly by …but when they re-approached he jumped it easily. No rails but 4 faults as it is a refusal.
Volta jumped with plenty of gusto in the Boneo Park Open 1.35m Championship straight after the Ponderosa 1.20m. They were number 3 in the draw this time he went in the arena with more confidence going past the tents much better. But that candy fence ‘ Wes felt Volta draw back which altered forward momentum so he drove Volta as it was an oxer this time and much bigger.
He just had it down bit did not touch another rail after that.
Wes was wrapped” here is what Wes had to say about his ride.
So we all had wonderful weekend coming away feeling excited with how all our horses performed. Now to plan our next day out..stay tuned for more news from team Joyce
Oaks Volta absolutely adores any attention on tap. I have spent many hours slowly coaxing him to enjoy a good hug and kiss on the muzzle calling it Stallion love .