Archive: 2016

Showjumping at Taupo

Posted on 19 December 2016 | 1 Comments

We all had a great four days at the Fiber Fresh Taupo Christmas Classic. It was lots of fun catching up with some old friends and Cloudy jumped like a super star for me. We won the pony 1.15m which had 41 entries. Cloudy jumped a really speedy jump-off! Maybe those blue fairy wings helped him get off the ground!IMG 6855IMG 2478IMG 6569FullSizeRender14

Alltech GP SJ & SH Show

Posted on 27 November 2016 | 2 Comments

We spent both days this weekend at Woodhill. Today was especially long for us because Mum and Judge jumped in the morning while I competed at the end of the day. Cloudy was a super star once again. We were double clear in the 1.15m pony class which we ended up winning!IMG 2363

APL Showjumping

Posted on 6 November 2016 | 3 Comments

We all had a great weekend at the APL Showjumping Waikato Festival at Mystery Creek. Cloudy jumped two clear rounds for me on Saturday then we had a four-fault round today. This photo shows me and Mum with Cloudy and Judge. We are trying to show off our matching jackets and matching ribbons!

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Fiber Fresh SJ GP Show

Posted on 30 October 2016 | 2 Comments

We all had another great weekend at Woodhill Sands. Cloudy jumped out of his skin for me once again. He's such a good boy. Yesterday we won the Pony 1.15m - 1.20m class and today we won the Alltech Pony GP Super Series class.
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PEL GP SJ Show

Posted on 9 October 2016 | 3 Comments

Back to Woodhill Sands again for some spring show jumping. Cloudy was a super star for me. He jumped double clear yesterday in the 1.15m - 1.20m pony class and today we won the Pony GP Super Series class with another two clear rounds. So happy with how he is going this season. Such a good boy. The very talented Kelly Wilson captured this action shot from our Saturday class!FullSizeRender9FullSizeRender4

Alltech GP SJ Show

Posted on 18 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Another fun weekend at Woodhill Sands. Cloudy jumped two awesome clear rounds for me in the Super Series class again today. He's such a good boy.IMG 1886FullSizeRender2

MaxLife GP SJ Show

Posted on 11 September 2016 | 1 Comments

We spent both days this weekend at the show jumping at Woodhill Sands. Cloudy jumped amazingly for me and we won both our classes: the 1.15m pony class on Saturday and the GP Super Series today. It was lots of fun competing in the main ring and jumping the MaxLife wall for the first time. Mum and Judge managed a clear round too.
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Team talk

Posted on 10 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Mum took this photo of Cloudy and me having a quiet moment before our classes at Woodhill Sands this weekend. It was a total coincidence that my shirt matches his show rug!
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First GP Super Series round!

Posted on 28 August 2016 | 2 Comments

Cloudy and I jumped in our first Alltech Pony GP Super Series class today and we WON! There were three clear rounds then a call back and Cloudy jumped clear in a super fast time. He is such a good boy.

First event of the season!

Posted on 28 August 2016 | 3 Comments

We jumped at Woodhill Sands today in our first outing for the new season. Cloudy jumped amazingly for me with two speedy double clear rounds. We ended up winning both our classes: the 1.10m and 1.15m. Mum and Judge managed a clear round in the horse ring too.

Riding on the beach

Posted on 21 August 2016 | 3 Comments

We took the horses to Karioitahi Beach this morning. It was sunny but really cold. We couldn't go at low tide so it wasn't as much fun as usual. The sand was too mushy to canter in and with only a narrow bit of beach to ride on the motorbikes and cars got closer than we liked. Still, Cloudy and Judge liked getting out of the arena.

Papatoetoe again

Posted on 14 August 2016 | 4 Comments

Today was day four of the Vet Associates winter showjumping series at Papatoetoe Pony Club. Cloudy was a good boy and we won the 1m - 1.10m speed class. (Mum and Judge managed a clear round in their speed class too.)

 

Jumping in the rain

Posted on 31 July 2016 | 2 Comments

It was a bit of a rainy day at Papatoetoe showjumping today. Cloudy was a good boy and Sarah Caldwell took these two photos between showers.

Winter showjumping at Woodhill

Posted on 24 July 2016 | 3 Comments

After a very wild and stormy night sleeping in the truck at Woodhill Sands, Cloudy and I jumped in the last two pony classes of the day: the 1.10m and the 1.15m. He jumped amazingly for me and we got two speedy double clear rounds. (We won both classes in a small but competitive field.)

Winter lesson

Posted on 22 July 2016 | 1 Comments

Cloudy and I had another showjumping lesson with John.

Papatoetoe showjumping

Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3 Comments

Cloudy was a very good boy for me at day two of the Vet Associates Papatoetoe Pony Club winter showjumping series. We were first (out of 38 combinations) in the 90cm to 1m class, We were second in the 1m to 1.10m speed class. Even Mum and Judge managed two clear rounds at their first ever showjumping event so we all had a great day.

Winter beach ride

Posted on 2 July 2016 | 1 Comments

First day of the school holidays and we took Cloudy and Judge to our favourite Auckland beach. We had an awesome afternoon at Karioitahi!

 

 

Support crew!

Posted on 12 June 2016 | 1 Comments

Today Mum and Judge had their second outing at Woodhill Sands. It was Show Hunter Waitemata's Winter Series, and me and Cloudy and Dad were the support crew..

Winter showjumping

Posted on 5 June 2016 | 3 Comments

It's Queen's Birthday Weekend and we spent Sunday at Day One of the Vet Associates Winter Showjumping Series at Papatoetoe Pony Club. Patrick and Zoe came out to watch me ride. Cloudy was a super star for me after two months off. We jumped two super clears for second place in the 90cm to 1m two-phase class and FIRST place in the 1m to 1.10 speed class against some very zippy ponies. So proud of my Cloudy.

Saturday lesson

Posted on 4 June 2016 | 2 Comments

Cloudy was clipped today. He looked liked a furry teddy bear before but now he looks very stylish. Cloudy and I had another lesson with John. Cloudy just soared over all the jumps. We did some very tight turns into them. Mum says she couldn't even watch us!

 

Jumping lesson

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 3 Comments

We are slowly bringing Cloudy back into work after his autumn break. Had a lesson with John today and Cloudy was perfect for me.

Harrison Lane Jumping Spectacular

Posted on 2 April 2016 | 3 Comments

Cloudy jumped awesome for me today. He did a great round in the 1.10m to 1.15m Speed Championship and we were placed 5th. The setting was beautiful, on polo grounds overlooking the sea. Thanks to the generous owners and to Jaime and Travis for another great show. 

North Island Champs

Posted on 27 March 2016 | 2 Comments

Cloudy and I had Easter fun at the North Island Show Jumping Champs held at Woodhill today. He jumped around fantastically for me and we were 3rd in our 1.05m Championship class.

Ride on the beach

Posted on 20 March 2016 | 1 Comments

Mum and I took Canooge and Cloudy for a long ride on the beach this afternoon. We had a great time. It was especially funny when I fell off Cloudy in really deep water. My best boots and Kep helmet went right under and got saturated. I was freezing cold the whole way home. I think that might have been our best beach ride ever!

Autumn training

Posted on 13 March 2016 | 2 Comments

It was a nice morning to do some more training with John. Cloudy and I flew over this 117cm triple bar. We also did a really short wonky line from the wall to the plank. He was perfect for me today.

 

The Premier Arena at HoY

Posted on 5 March 2016 | 3 Comments

Cloudy was a super star for me today. We placed 4th in a really competitive 1.05m championship showjumping class. All the place getters were invited into the Premier Arena at 4.55pm for a presentation in front of the grandstand followed by a lap of honour around the arena while "Stand up for the Champion" played. It was a really exciting atmosphere. Cloudy was pretty excited to show off his wide green sash with tassels. Plus I met his old owner, Rebecca, who introduced herself after hearing his name called out over the loudspeakers..

Lesson on Cloudy

Posted on 15 January 2016 | 2 Comments

This morning we had another great show jumping lesson with John. Cloudy was a very good boy once again. Then I shampooed him and cleaned our gear.

Happy new year!

Posted on 11 January 2016 | 3 Comments

This was the best ride ever at our favourite black sand beach. The tide was right, the weather was perfect, there was only one motorbike and none of the dogs chased Cloudy! We even found a log for Cloudy and Canooge to jump over. Perfect ponies!