Best Wishes for a Happy New Year and Peaceful 2012
8 Backed this Year:
Ricky having a proper Highland Holiday
Bank Holiday Weekend
More news from Duke who was such an integral part of Dougie coming to us here - follow up photos of Duke after his successes of the last two weekends, plus his winning 'roll'.
If I was excited last week I am ecstatic this one! We tried our first Trec.comp on Sunday. Part 1, timed 8 grueling miles on grass,roads and tracks over the Marlborough downs at Barbery Castle., followed 2, by an extensive skills test. We came 2nd in ponies and 3rd over all, 18 forward, most of whom had done it saveral times before. The 2nd picture is his " victory roll" the first is his overall rosettes for the 2comps, 3 classes over the 2 Sundays. There are no more comps. for the moment, there is no more room on his mane.! What a "season" we have had, all 7 days of it ! 2 very different types of comp. 3 classes and 5 rosettes. What a star. To day we cannot stop kissing and cuddeling him. Not much in sight only some training classes and B.D.S. rallies, but as Alison says "there is room for improvement",
best wishes Duch
Who is a clever boy then ...
Ricky gave us all a huge thrill today, winning the HOYS Qualifier at North of England Show, Arena UK, from a class of 27. Fantastic, and congratulations to Claire and Shirley Collier and Katy Bacon, who rode him today. What a team.
It was particularly good news as Mother is grounded at home with a broken leg and needed cheering up.