It’s been a mixed bag so far this year! The horses are all well and looking fantastic thanks to their Rowen Barbary feeds. We’ll start with Snip, he’s been pretty busy, after Winter Regionals he went to the North West BYRDs Championships where Will and Snip were A squad champions, they won some fantastic prizes which also included a voucher from RB feeds! From there they went on to the inter-regionals at Keysoe riding for the North West squad, who won!
Next will be the Home International at Rock Rose in Edinburgh at the end of this month – he’s on good form so fingers crossed!
Fly has had a rubbish start to the year – she was going really well, and I managed to get her out only 6 weeks after having my daughter Jemima! (I had to buy some stretchy breeches!!!) but unfortunately she got a tiny splint which has been giving her no end of trouble, hopefully she will be back out soon – I had hoped to take her to premier leagues for 5 year old classes but we have missed the boat which is a shame!
Our foundation broodmare, Boo, has been back to stud and I am delighted to say she is in foal to U-Genius. This stallion is a son of Weidyfleur, Valegros full sister, and his sire is Utopia! So I am very excited to see what we get next year! Boo lives on RB Stud Mix, and she looks amazing.
The youngsters are also looking great – the dry weather has meant that, with living out 24/7, their hooves were becoming very dry and vulnerable to chipping so we are feeding RB Hoof Complex to give them support in their diet. 2 year old Jackson is an absolute stunner, I can’t wait to get started with him next year. The yearling by Bodyguard is absolutely huge, so there’s a lot of growing going on at the yard!
I have been using the time to concentrate on my own CV, so it’s been a very busy year so far for me, I am now a listed BD judge, and I completed my UKCC 2 qualification. I have also become a BYRDs assessor and approved professional coach with the BHS! My coaching skills have been put to good use, with our team quest team currently lying 8th on the leaderboard. We have a couple more competitions to go to, so hopefully I can help them qualify for the regionals. Thanks to Rowen Barbary for their lovely gilets to wear at competitions. Our pony Chinook Nicole got brought out of the field for one of these competitions – she’s 27 and without any riding got 65% at Reaseheath TQ. That’s a testament to RB Senior Support!!
Hopefully by the next blog Fly will be back out.<< Back