Things have been super busy with work and competitions. I started two new jobs early September, they are both my dream jobs, working casual positions with one riding beautiful home bred performance horses and the other at a race horse spelling, breeding, pre training and re training property in Berry. Learning about the breeding program and being involved with the foal work is something I have never done and love learning about. I am also lucky enough to be riding the gorgeous pre trainers and the re trainers.
We have two in preparation to be sold on to loving homes in a new discipline. Jasper is one that I have been working on and campaigning for six weeks, he is definitely a favorite, not only is he super flashy but his trainability and incredible personality is one in a million. Temple has just been brought in for re training last week and is going better than I could have imagined, I can’t wait to see him improve.
Symmetry went on boot camp for two weeks to Hayden Equestrian, with a few lessons together, tweaking the way I have been riding, I am so impressed with how it has improved us together and I couldn’t thank them enough for their help. After Sym got back from the Haydens we were in preparation for Berrima horse trails. Doing a clinic at Wallaby Hill with Charlie Brister and also competing at Shoalhaven dressage we were as ready as we could be. Berrima Horse Trails was our first Event since Silver Hills a year ago where we eliminated ourselves, as the environment was a little overwhelming for Symmetry.
We competed in the EVA80, I was over the moon with our dressage receiving a percentage of 74.6% placing us in first place. The show jumping warm up was a little stressful with horses everywhere though as soon as we got into the ring she was listening perfectly only getting one rail due to a rider error. I was wearing the Wilson Equestrian show Jacket with the white sticky bum breeches, white show shirt and the navy belt. Last but not least was cross country, Symmetry took it all in her stride having an awesome warm up and cleared all the fences by a mile, although we went a little to fast we were lucky enough to still hold first place winning her first rug. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Standing out in cross-country wearing Wilson equestrians navy blue show shirt and their Bright Green super sticky breeches with the navy belt.
I cannot wait for our next event next year. In the meantime we will participate in the local shows in both the hack and showjumping ring.