As spring has finally arrived, with more daylight in the evening, our daily show preparations is much more fulfilling with the warmer climate (ie warm rain) setting in.
We have a lot of excitement in the yard with predictions at the fold on when my previous mount “Lolita” is going to give birth.
At 19 years young Lolita is a prime example of the quality ingredients in Bluegrass Horse Feeds Stud Mix giving her and her unborn foal everything they need to thrive through the long winter months, her shining coat and top condition is a true testimony of just how exceptional this feed is for all broodmares, as we hope and dream that we can produce a true star for the future.
As the first of the RDS Qualifiers has came and went I am very pleased with how my horses coped with the challenges set to them, unfortunately no qualification places where gained.
Quick Jack - aka Jasper my 17hh OBOS Quality geilding was in the Young Rider 1.40m competition, we were drawn 4th to go, it was a challenging track producing on 6 clear rounds in the first round, we jumped a lovely clear round but unfortunately were just over the time aloud and picked up 1 time fault to keep us out of the Jump off.
Loughanroe Lady- aka Lola my latest addition faced her biggest test to date taking on the 1.30m young Rider class, with massive entries I knew it would be a testing track, but I have great faith in this little 15.3hh mare with a massive heart, lots of scope and technique, she took to the challenge like I believed she would and give it her all, but unfortunately again it was not meant to be on the day as we rubbed a pole in the first round, however with experience gained and the lessons learned we will look forward to Barnadown on May 20th and hope for a little luck in picking up a golden ticket in qualifying for the RDS 2018.
To my kind sponsors, It would not be possible for me to compete successfully without the best feed and nutritional support given to my team and Horses.