July has proved to be a busy month not just for me and my horses, but Moor Farm pupils too.

Xavier Chepstow 2015Following Hector’s successful first outing on Xavier at Treborough Hill, Chepstow ONu18 class was our next event.  The dressage was full of energy due to Xavier questioning the use of a race course for a dressage test.  The marks for his medium trot ranged from nine on one rein, to three on the other… Both the showjumping and cross country were causing problems but a clear and fast cross country earned them a well deserved 6th place. There followed another clear cross country round at Dauntsey which means that they are another step closer to an autumn CCI*.

Mike Jackson had a successful day at Tweseldown on our homebred horses. Pearl stormed to 4th place in the Open Intermediate and Hilldown Prophet’s third place in the Novice means he has now upgraded to Intermediate.

Both Melody and Tom are continuing to progress well with their eventing with them now competing at BE100 and BE90 respectively.

Alice Shute Almondsbury 2015July wouldn’t be July without the Almondsbury Show and once again it proved to be highly enjoyable day.  I organise the dressage and showing classes and it was a pleasure to see Alice Shute, a Moor Farm pupil, win the dressage cup for the highest combined scores in the Prelim classes.  Vikki and Tom did very well too scoring 70% and 75% but it couldn’t top Alice who had one score over 80%!

A bumper number of entries in the showing proved to be a very busy afternoon for judges Dot Willis  and Rosie de Courcy.  Dot has trained Badminton, Olympic, World and European event riders and Rosie is a top sport horse breeder but they had their work cut out judging a variety of classes including prettiest mare and handsomest gelding.

Almondsbury showing 2015

Success at Area Dressage for Moor Farm pupils rounded off the month. Congratulations to Laura and Boycie (Beaufort PC) who were 2nd in the open class. Tabby Baker and Daisy Ward were part of the winning Beaufort PC team in the Intermediate riding and Alice Shute scored 71% in the juniors to help Berkeley South PC secure 5th place.  Very proud of all the Moor Farm pupils.

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