Belinda Reflects on her first CCI4* Experience!

IMG_4837This years Adelaide International was epic with so many talented WA riders producing great results. Brucey & I had a good start in the 4* placing 2nd after dressage with a classy test. Unfortunately the eventing gods were not on our side Saturday with a annoying tumble XC so very close to the finish flags! But thats the challenge of eventing hey :) I’m extremely lucky to have a sensational horse, amazing sponsors, coaches & support crew. Really looking forward to next season and feeling more determined than ever to mix it with the best at the top!

 

Ringwood Advocat Runner Up in 7yr Young Event Horse

 

 

Rising10467060_295073300690982_8707444349741989414_o Eventing Star “Ringwood Advocat” placed 2nd in the 7yr old Young Event Horse Championship over the weekend! The PPH team are really pleased with how far this horse has come in just 12 months from being broken in! Advocat is by a stallion called “Legality”, who is also the sire of “Legal Star”, recent winner of Adelaide International CCI4*.  We would like to thank Horseland Midland for their generous sponsorship of this class!

 

 

Jumping in Damme (GERMANY)

IMG_9152 In Germany, our lovely Beezie jumped superbly in M* & M** classes, for two clear rounds with Gilbert Boeckmann on board. Gillie has been training and riding Beezie for the past month, while Sarah joined her family in Normandy to watch the World Equestrian Games!

Check out the videos below:

M** : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hazgmXyu6hk&list=UUFE5W28C2eRHafMVPpZjetw

M* : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8yE441cILw&list=UUFE5W28C2eRHafMVPpZjetw&index=2

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Bell & Bruce on form for Adelaide 4*!!!

CaptureWith a pleasing performance at Alcoa CIC3* over the weekend, Belinda and her very talented “Holy Bruce” are looking a solid combination for the upcoming Adelaide CCI****. The event will take place from the 13th-16th November in Adelaide’s picturesque East Parklands, right at the heart of the vibrant city center. It will be both Belinda & Bruce’s first 4* event, after three seasons consolidating their performance and confidence at just about every 3* competition across Australia.

Adelaide International is one of six 4* competitions held across the globe each year. The other 4* competitions include Rolex Kentucky 3DE (US), Badminton & Burghley Horse Trials (UK), Luhmuhlen (GER) and Pau (FRA). Adelaide has been a long term goal of Belinda’s for many years, and this goal is almost in her grasp. She has tools to make it all happen, so I wish my older sister the best of luck, may the preparations continue to go as planned!

Written by Sarah Isbister

The Consistent Cat!!!

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Ringwould Advocat brought home the winners goods from Alcoa CIC in Fairbridge over the weekend. Belinda gave Kat a beautiful ride in the Senior Preliminary class, nailing a 46.2 in the dressage and then jumping clear x-country and clear SJ for first place! Little Emma was thrilled with her horse’s performance and is keen as mustard to get back in the saddle next year, when she is fully recovered!

Perth Performance Horses are very proud of this little horse. He is an extremely consistent performer, a keen learner and is always very enthusiastic for his job!

 

Success for Beezie and Sarah at Linz CSI**/CSIO*** in Austria!

Linz CSIO*** - Austria 2014

Linz CSIO*** – Austria 2014

After 1 year competing abroad in Europe with Team Yalambi, Sarah returned to where it all began last year in Linz, Austria. This time she took her 8yr old Mare, Beezie, for the three weeks of jumping. Highlights of the second CSI** at Linz included 13th place in Friday’s and 12th place in Sunday’s Silver Tour classes. For the CSIO*** Sarah and Beezie jumped in the European Youngster classes offered to riders under 25 years. The classes encouraged progression throughout the weekend, with Thursday’s Table C set at 1.35m, Saturday’s A2 set at 1.40m and Sunday’s Jump-off class at 1.45m. The pair jumped a super round in Sunday’s European Youngster Cup to finish 10th.

Sarah and Beezie will train with Alison Rowland at their base (Stall Boeckmann) in Lastrup, Germany for a few weeks before heading to their next international show.

Videos:

Linz CSIO*** 2014 – Week 3 – European Youngsters Cup 1.45m – Jump-off Class (Sunday)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6wH_tzmOWU&feature=youtube_gdata

Linz CSI** 2014 – Week 2 – Silver 1.35m – Two Phase (Sunday)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgETWbzLUd8&feature=youtube_gdata

Linz CSI** 2014 – Week 2 – Silver 1.35m – Jump-off Class (Friday) – Round 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_KbBHsyyoM&feature=youtube_gdata