After a great run at Bramham with Roo (Chilli's Gem) at the beginning of June, Danesmoor Eventing chose to have a quieter June, spending time consolidating and building on the good foundations that had been put in place for all of the competition horses
So far this July, Harper and Carly have been down to Howick (Monmouthshire) to compete: Harper in the Intermediate Novice and Carly in the GoBE90. Harper had a nice competition earning her a 5th place in the intermediate novice that showed the progress she has been making recently. Carly finished 6th after a dressage of 29, a pole down in the SJ and proceeded to have a lovely canter round the XC - all serving to show she is growing up sensibly. It will be with very mixed feelings when she goes up for sale (in the very near future) as she has been a real pleasure to ride and handle in the time she has been on the yard.
Last week, three Novice horses went to Upton Horse Trials down the road. All 3 showed their talent and jumped double clear; all 3 then proceeded to finish in the top 10 with a 2nd for Pickle, a 6th for Harper and a 7th for Dougie.
Next in the Eventing calendar for Danesmoor will be Aston le Walls followed by a little trip dangerously far North to Burgham towards the end of the season.
Happening alongside the competitions there are a couple of new youngsters on the yard (to be introduced properly shortly - watch this space) and, as always, the yard is busy with schooling liveries. Sarah has taught at 2 camps recently: one last weekend at Aston le Walls which was well attended and proved to be productive for all; and also at the Eastern Region Youth Camp at Ely. Sarah has now been selected as the Youth Coach for the Eastern Region and is enjoying getting to know the up and coming riders in that area.
There are more camps coming up, both at Ely in August and Aston in September - please look out for more information!