Teaching And Competing

VerdoGreat to see a little bit of rain this weekend as the cross country courses around the country really benefited from it and at home to see a little bit more growth in the grass for the horses is welcomed, as until these last 36 hours it felt like summer was arriving very early.

This weekend saw me teaching some more experienced pony club members cross country, going around BE100/novice type courses and, although I got a little wet, it was an afternoon spent trying to establish the correct basic principles of cross country riding with an audience who are keen to learn. As an added bonus we stayed with friends literally five minutes up the road from the cross country course so I had a lovely time with them, returning home on Sunday morning.

There are very few weekends at Team Levett when someone’s not out competing and it was Jenny who was the only competitor this weekend with Ricky and Cassie at BCA around what turned out to be an educational but quite strong BE100 track. It is great to see her growing in confidence with Cassie, who is such a lovely horse to take to a show. Both horses did solid dressage tests followed by rolling one pole in the show jumping and then lovely clear cross country rounds.

This afternoon we have our Verdo competition winner coming to spend some time with us and watch me ride and see how the yard all works and meet the horses.

This coming week is more training at home plus dressage lessons and showjumping and then we are off to Nunney next weekend.

The big news is that Nanna and Pop arrive tomorrow from Australia for their annual summer break with us for six weeks or so. Very exciting.



Posted 14th June

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