Young Master Frederic

Young Master Frederic
Young Master Frederic

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

2011 Season starts...

A long post to provide an update on our start to the 2011 season.

Our first show this year was the Hare n Hounds valentine show, indoor at the Richmond Equestrian Centre.  For the first show of the season we did ok, Freddie was jumping really well and would have done better with a better handler!

On the Saturday we clocked up a few Es, which were all my fault.  Most of them were very good runs spoilt by me making silly mistakes and getting us E'd.  But we did manage a lovely clear in the Redmills-sponsored 1-7 combined jumping, but were a long way out of the placings.

Sunday was a bit better, still making silly mistakes but we managed to come 6th in grade 1 agility even with 5 faults for a refusal at the weaves.  And in our final run we had a superb clear in ABC jumping which was complimented by the judge, but was just out of the placings.  Damn those fast kelpies!!!  So we came home with 3 rosettes to add to the board which felt really good.

And at the beginning of March we had another weekend's competing.  First at the Doghouse in Seaham - a great indoor venue.  This was a fun show, being judged by Doc Docherty.  Though we did a bit rubbish, not managing a clear round all day!  It was good fun, and good training.
Sunday was the Hare n Hounds Mad March Show.  Again we had some very scrappy runs, but also some good runs with minor mistakes that picked up faults.  Our first run of the day had 5 faults which would have been good enough for a place, but unfortunately the scribe forgot to write our time down, we re-ran and got eliminated.  Very frustrating, but it could easily have gone the other way.  So no rosettes to add to the board this time.

But I did manage to get OH to come to the fun day and take some video footage.  Here's Freddie in action (we got 5 faults for a refusal and the weaves are very scrappy, but otherwise a nice run).

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