Lucy Rennie - March Blog

March-  The clocks have now changed meaning it is lighter in the evenings making riding easier after school. In the beginning of March we travelled locally to Muirmill Equestrian Centre for a BS Junior show. Lucky and I did the 90cm and 1m classes- an unfortunate day of 4 “faultitis” although I was happy as my rounds seemed to flow more and were not so rushed. Muirmill had some lovely new but kind of scary purple and pink jumps!!

Lucy March 1
Lucy and Lucky at Muirmill – photo courtesy of Sinclair Photography.

We went to South West Scotland Junior BS Academy at Morris Equestrian the next week and we had a vet talk on pony first aid, learning all about pulse rates, cuts grazes, heart rates etc.  Our group riding lesson was fun and we were practising balance and rhythm. I then had a very early morning pre-school arena hire/lesson later on that week in preparation for my first Royal Highland Show Liz Fox JC/JD qualifiers. 

That weekend Lucky and I went to SNEC to have a go at the qualifiers. I was very, very nervous as I walked the course, especially about the treble (which was extremely scary!).  This was a new level for me to be jumping at and I was over the moon to get around the track with only 4fts (which was my fault) I was so pleased with Lucky as it was the biggest I had ever jumped!

Lucy March 2
Lucy and Lucky at RHS qualifiers at SNEC.

The next day we delivered my wee old 12hh pony Freddie to friends for their two children. I was so sad to see him go but we can go and see him anytime and it will be nice to see him making other kids happy.

I have also been riding one of my mums horses this month, jumping him in the school and getting the feel of a big horse.  He is lovely and is a  very genuine grade A showjumper, he is now 21 years old but in no way ready to retire yet so I look forward to taking him out to some wee intro shows next month to gain more experience and also to let him have some fun!!

Lucy March 3
Me on Herbie at home!

The last week in March we broke up from school  for our Easter holidays and I had a show both days at the weekend. On Saturday the GPS finals were at Muirmill and Lucky and I won our class. The prizes were fabulous, with massive rosettes, trophy, sash, saddlecloth and 10% off vouchers for the GPS saddlery shop!

Lucy March 4
Lucky and I with our beautiful rosette, sash and trophy.

The following day we had another go at the Liz Fox JC/JD RHS qualifier. This time we did better with a clear round in the first round, I was absolutely delighted although after jumping my round it soon sunk in that I had to jump again and as the class is an A10 the jump off was massive!!!  I had 8 faults in the jump off due to riding a bit erratically as I was scared stiff.  Nevertheless it was great feeling and good experience and I look forward to doing a few more qualifiers next month.

I've been given a lovely glittery LIKIT stencil kit this month from Equidivine to use on Lucky's quarters- we are going to have to practise with it before we use it at a show!  It looks like it will be fab and should turn out well on Luckys grey coat. I am going to wait till the weather is warmer and Lucky is without a rug so we can show it off to its best advantage.

Lucy March 5 

Happy Easter everyone, im looking forward to lots of Easter eggs!

Love Lucy and Lucky xx

Written by Lucy Rennie, #teamlikit at 22:30, 02 April 2015
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