Northland dressage

6:17am, Monday 13th of February 2012, by Simone Kann

The horses were all dr jeckle and Mr Hydes…or in oakeys words mrs Hyde!! Donna’s Upper level horses produced some really good work, then some very interesting moments that the dressage people were rather amazed by. They all ended up placing in a test or two. Our new member of the team Rosari Dante(Dan) owned by Robyn Hirst and our selves. He has super breeding being out of Kinnordy Gera (Gymnastik Star/Graf Landau) who is ridden by Anya Noble, His sire is Don Picardi (Donnerhall/Pik Bube).This was Dan’s first outing and managed a 74 per cent in the 1.6 challenge. Oakey did her best test in the challenge with a 70 per cent…..she also did one of her worst tests only minutes earlier!!!!!! Knighlty venture had a blast and is creeping up into the 70’s but also had a field day in a couple of his tests.

I have to say a big thankyou to Carol Going the Northland Secretary for doing such a super job with all our entries and mixups……he facilities up at the northland grounds ar fantastic with the new showe/tiolet block right near the yards. Im sure we will be back next year.

Nicole Mcgivern/ Tess Anderson and Nicola peat  had their horses up there as well, Im pretty sure they would say the same as us with the Dr Jecles and Mr Hydes!!!!!

Paddy has been offered a full time job with Tracy Smith, he leaves Balmoral and  starts his new job today, it will be great to see Tracy and Paddy with their dressage horses out at the eventing.

Anne, Izzy and Tess have three days off and are venturing up to our favourite spot in pihia to get refreshed and roam explore.

This weekend is Big Hanua with Donna having 7 rides in the Intermediate classes

Just chocolate

Henton Executive

Balmoral Sensation

Balmoral Tall Jan

Balmoral Tangalooma

Drumelzier

Sports Cafe

Waitangi My Space of Jos Bayleys will also have his first start back for the year as will Balmoral Fiddlesticks who managed to cork his shoulder the night of baby Hanua.

It will be a busy weekend with Nicole riding Olsen in the Novice as well as the working students all riding as well with Izzy Turner/ Tessa anderson and alex Muir all in the Pre novice.

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