Firstly, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all! I hope you all had a Christmas filled with your horses,friends and family!
I've had such a fun month, focusing on Showjumping! I went to two Christmas shows both coming back plentiful in the ribbons!
Firstly was the Wix EC Christmas Show where I partook in the Ride & Run ( as a runner! ), the 2 Riders 1 horse, the 1m and puissance! My rider/sister/designated groom Issy was riding her cheeky pony Rosie, where she whizzed round to get only 4 faults for us to finish 7th, in the 2 riders 1 horse I was paired with my friend Livvy Rudd to which rode her lovely pony Rue which she rode incredibly well and definitely made him look a lot easier to ride! Very different to Olaf but a lot of fun! In the 1m Olaf pulled Olaf a very fast jump off just to be let down by the back rail of a spread which he slightly knocked for a 4th place! Finally the puissance, I had been waiting for this class the whole entire day and was very very very excited and nervous! Nervcited!! We managed Clear through 4rounds, up to around 1m 25cm however the triple bar was gaining width massively and I thought it would be best to retire as he was by far the smallest in the class and really made me proud! Giving us 6th place, in a tough class with lots of big horses!
Finally we had our last ride of 2017 at Wix Equestrian Centre again just schooling over the course and Olaf was showing lots of potential over a large course, or maybe it was my Christmas jumper that gave him wings?!
Until Next Year!
Carrie & Olaf xxx
P.S Below are my ultimate favorite two photos of 2017, taken by Mace Maclean at Oasby Horse Trials in Olaf and I's first Novice!