Archives for April 2017

March

Melody and Rachel at Aldon Horse Trials

Melody and Rachel at Aldon Horse Trials

March was a busy month with rallies and eventing.

The 2017 season has begun well with a successful trip to Aldon Horse Trials.  Leighland Melody and Rachel jumped a double clear to finish 5th in the novice and Leighland Xavier and Hector followed this with another double clear to finish 8th in the intermediate.  Leighland Pearl and Hilldown Prophet were both in the OI section, Pearl had a miscommunication with Mike on the cross country to pick up 20 penalties but Prophet stormed round to finish 4th.

Hector and Mike at Gatcombe Horse Trials

Hector and Mike at Gatcombe Horse Trials

A week later and it was onto Gatcombe Horse Trials where the success continued with Pearl finishing 2nd and Prophet 5th in the OI and Xavier 2nd in the intermediate.  The success of the Leighland horses made into Horse and Hound the following week.

The rallies have proved successful too with sessions on grid work, shortening and lengthening the stride, lunging and course jumping.  Only a couple more left before the spring-summer break.