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Team GH – Sarah Gadd Update

Chris Price

“Just wanted to give you a bit of an update as we have already had our first competition outing of the year and have many more planned over the coming weeks! I took Diaz to Blue Barn Equestrian Centre last weekend for the first British Showjumping show held by SMP Events of 2016. It was a very busy show that’s for sure, with lots of lorries and trailers coming and going all day which was nice to see as there aren’t that many centres locally to me that hold affiliated shows and Scott had classes up to 1.30m that day which is great!
Diaz isn’t registered with British Showjumping yet so we jumped HC on a ticket and I did the British Novice and Discovery classes with her. We got off to a great start, jumping a super double clear in the British Novice with a speedy jump off. They announced my time and mentioned that we had gone into the lead. Here we stayed which I was very pleased with, only down side was that with us not currently being affiliated members we couldn’t pick up our rosette and prize money…..may need to get ourselves registered! We went right at the beginning and managed to hold on to our lead whilst the 22 other competitors jumped in British Novice, I was very pleased with this as I didn’t go crazy in the jump off part at all, jumped asked Diaz to go a bit faster and cut a few corners! After a bit of a wait we jumped in the discovery class and Diaz jumped a super round, picking up a very unfortunate 4 faults…..I think she was a bit tired after and early start and the gap between the classes.

Roxie is feeling very good and fresh in herself at the moment and feeding her the Airways Plus Liquid seems to have really helped so thank you for that advice 🙂 We have got a training session planned for Roxie and I this Saturday morning with the fantastic Jan Breeze which I’m very much looking forward to. I should have some lovely pictures and maybe videos from this session early next week!

Milli is still on box-rest and seems to have come to the conclusion that she’s never being turned out again and loves her time in her stable……think she will be very excited when the ground dries up enough for her to spend some time in the field with Roxie! Only a few more weeks until we start doing our walk work which I’m very excited about, although I think Milli’s excitement will way outweigh mine!!”


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