The Perth Royal is always a big show and this year we were fortunate enough to ride some fantastic tracks built by Michael Haese. Emma had a fabulous ride on Lucy both days to pick up a 3rd in the Pt 3 Mini Prix and 4th in the Young Rider Mini Prix. What a fabulous horse she is!
Here To Stay produced the goods again this weekend placing 4th in the CIC3* at Alcoa. It seems the sky is the limit for this duo and we just love watching them!
Here To Stay
Wowee what a competition! Sarah and Yalambi’s Fiorenza were crowned Leading Rider for 2018 and placed 3th in the very prestigious Patersons Plate Grand Prix. What a super combination that are becoming!
Emma and Lafayette MVNZ also had a super weekend coming a very close 2nd in the Young Rider Championship. And little ESB Irish Tribute stepped up to handle her first 1.10m with ease.
ESB Irish Tribute
Jake had a nice break after Melbourne 3DE and has come back booming and in tip top shape to win the CIC 3*** at Wooroloo 3DE last weekend! What a wonderful horse he is, we are over the moon with how well he has stepped up to this level and it seems the sky is the limit for this partnership!
After a postponed show due to excessive rainfall, the Swan River August show was fantastic the following day with great conditions, a relaxed vibe and exciting results by our team! Our baby of the team Tribute did two beautiful relaxed rounds in the 95cm and 105m scoring her first ribbon! Fly was keen to take the blue ribbon winning the 1.25m with a speedy jump off and Emma placed 4th in the Young Rider on Lucy a fantastic start for this very new partnership!
Our showjumping team is in top form right now and feeling prepped for the upcoming championship competitions.
WASJA was a very relaxed day with just Fly and Possum at the show bringing back a 3rd in the young rider and a 5th in the 1.35m.
It was full speed ahead at Swan River with both Sarah and Emma on the committee. Regardless of our busy schedule we were stoked with the horses, Lucy 3rd and Fly 4th in the 1.25m, Possum 2nd in the U25 Young Rider and Fly 4th in the 1.30m. Our next event will again be Swan River in 2 weeks time and we are looking forward to it!
Hard not to love this mare who gives 110% every time she steps in the ring – Lafayette Runner Up in the 7-yr-old at the SRSJC Young Horse Championships! Future is looking bright for this pair.
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.