Find out what Chuffy has been up to this Spring!
I thought it might be a good moment for an update, as I was fortunate enough to get a really brilliant four weeks jumping out in Spain before lockdown kicked in. We took three horses to the Sunshine Tour at the Circuito Hípico del Sol. My top ride Dirk, 6YO Morelands G-Vine & 5YO Morelands Havana.
Morelands Havana had a great tour. Before Spain, he had only been to one little show, and although he was showing all the right signs in training it was still quite a step up. However, he was brilliant from the off. He jumped 7/10 clear rounds and was placed 7 times. He well and truly exceeded my expectations and is such a special 5YO. Morelands G-Vine really stepped up in the 6YO classes gaining massive amounts of experience and it was a really educational time for him. I’m so pleased with how he progressed over the 4 weeks, jumping lots of clear rounds and his rideability improved significantly. Last but by no means least, my superstar Dirk. We really came into our own during the last weekend of jumping. On the Friday we jumped aspeedy clear for 13th/90+ in the 1.40m. The following day he pulled it out the bag again coming 13th/97 in the 2 phase 1.40/45m. Then, to top it off he was double clear and 6th in the Grand Prix. I am so lucky to ride such a special horse, he tried his heart out for me to produce these great results.
We luckily got safely back from Spain, and that has now sadly marked the end of competing for a while. However, we are incredibly lucky that all our team are fit and well and we will be keeping the horses ticking over. I also wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to my sponsors for their continued support. The horses felt so well in Spain and a big part of that, is down to all the top products we get to use.
Looking ahead, I will be taking it week by week in terms of plans, but will make sure to keep in touch with any news. Hope to update you soon!