Wow what a fantastic end to Melbourne 3DE for Here To Stay and Belinda! Jake was fantastic in his first CCI3*. He is relatively green at this level but just said YES to everything on the XC & made it feel easy! He pulled up a million bucks the next day & jumped a lovely SJ round to gain his MER qualification placing 10th overall. There are too many people to mention but a special shoutout to Belinda’s fabulous sponsors Bates Saddles, 4CYTE, Horseland Bunbury, Southern Stars Saddlery!
A beautiful photo published by Equestrian Life & taken by Geoff McLean/Gone Riding at Melbourne International 3DE.
We are really happy with our jumping team with a great start to the season! SRSJC was a wet weekend but none the less the horses all jumped fantastic, Possum starting back in top form with placings in all her starts and 5th in the Young Rider. Fly and Lucy were also in the money placing in the Bronze Series class.
All horses followed up their great form at Busselton with Fly setting the speedy precedent in the Silver Series to place 3rd and Possum 2nd in the Young Rider. Lucy didn’t touch a pole all weekend placing in the 1.25m and stepping up into the silver on the Sunday double clear!
Next up Horseland Young Showjumping Championship!
Here To Stay is feeling in prime condition leading up to Melbourne Three Day Event 3* competition in June. We are really excited to be taking this stylish horse across to the east coast next week! Jake has been in top form with a 3rd in the Silver Series at Southside Showjumping Championship and a very close 2nd behind 4* horse Misty Isle Valentine ridden by Sonja Johnson in the 3* at Wooroloo CNC! Team PPH wishes Belinda the best of luck in Melbourne.
Here To Stay loving his spot as #1 in the eventing stable, came 5th in the 3*** at WAYER International event around a very tough and technical track designed by John Nicholson. What a fabulous horse he is turning into!
Fly placed in all his classes at the Yalambi Autumn Classic. Some very tough and technical tracks proved no concern for this talented young horse coming home with a 2nd in the Mini Prix on the sunday. Sarah is excited to see what the rest of the season brings with this partnership!
Jake came out with his best hoof forward to start the season coming 2nd in his second ever 3***! We are really excited for the rest of the year with this lovely horse.
What a brilliant end to our season with Here To Stay placing 4th in the CCI 2* and winning highest placed TB off the track prize!!!
He is just such a Quality horse who has always known & loved his job. We galloped out of that start box XC riding for Gill, With Bruceberry strapped on tight!! Jake cruised around what ended up being a tough XC, double clear & he felt fantastic the next day jumping a classy SJ round! Here To Stay is truly an International type & proved it this weekend.
Looking forward to a short break & making plans for 2018!