Since December, both horses have had a break from competing as the season quietened down over Christmas, so this month has been aimed at building their fitness back up and getting them back out onto the competition circuit.
Few Scoops headed to his first competition of 2020 at Newbold Verdon in the 80-85cm Arena Eventing on January 19th. Although it didn’t go quite to plan, with Scoops throwing in a massive spook when we went into the arena and me ending up on the floor, we held ourselves together and managed to make it round the course with only 2 refusals across the spooky cross country phase once I’d remounted.
On the 1st Feb Scoops and I headed to our second competition of the year at Vale View for some showjumping. Scoops produced two lovely rounds for a clear in the 85cm and just 4 faults in the 95cm for 4th and 6th respectively.
For Rosie, these past two months has been dedicated to rebuilding her confidence with jumping ahead of the event season in March. She has made a lot of progress, doing both showjumping and arena eventing training and I’m looking forward to getting her back out again in the next few weeks.
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