Month: April 2017 by Jacky Green

Bicton 21st April

A trip down the M5 with 5 horses to Devon for Tom and his team.  Bicton is a venue that works hard to get competitors there and they mix classes on the same day, offer really good value stabling and generally try to be as helpful as possible. Best of the three novices was the… Read more »

Burnham Market International 14-15th April

An 8.30 am dressage in Norfolk on Good Friday…. guess that’s one way not to hit traffic!  Tom had a bust day on Friday with CIC 2 and 3 star dressage, an advanced, an Oi and an intermediate to get through. Reports of a bitter easterly wind and fairly firm going filtered back from Burnham… Read more »

Larkhill 8th April

Wow.  Larkhill in April is usually an exersize in polar warfare crossed with Apsley Cherry Garrards “Worst Journey in the World”.  This year, apart from the now legendary Salisbury Plain pot holes on the drive in ( you could actually lose a tank in them) it was nearly balmy with no wind, wall to wall… Read more »

Portman 4-5th April

A bit closer to home than Lincolnshire for the young horses although as Tom says perhaps not as easy to find your way home from!  Tuesday was for the novices and The Magician (Mars) posted a 33, picked up 8 faults in the showjumping and enjoyed himself hugely cross country for a clear just 3… Read more »

Belton International April 1st & 2nd

A busy weekend for Tom with 6 rides across the board.  Lucy Jackson’s Willy Do just did the dressage and then was withdrawn while Superstition ( Stinky ) was allowed to do all three phases.  A rather exuberant 37 was followed by a single pole and a very nice clear cross country.  Stinky certainly had… Read more »