Mixed weather, …

by jmurphyeventing

Mixed weather, fortunes and new arrivals!!!!

Tattersalls Ireland is a favourite of many – it is world-class, with facilities second to none and a super team running it and the experienced, Event Director, Jean Mitchell MBE. running it with an iron rod.

With mixed fortunes at Tattersalls, the week ended with a good result with Electric Cruise in the CIC 3 star. The wet weather resulted in improved ground conditions allowing me to let the hand brake off and finishing on my dressage score with the fastest time of the day, in eventual 6th place in this hotly contested class. The next competition for him is the final trial for the Olympics at Barbury Castle at the end of the month.

I will be continuing with some training with SJ coach Ian Fearon with the younger horses over the next few weeks while Sparky and Franky have time to recover from their run, before we head to Ferdi Eilbergs for dressage on route to Barbury.

All the other horse came out of the run well. Swanky who was unfortunate to jump into a hole in the water jump at fence 5 had a short-lived event and now will compete in a few one days in June and will aim for Camphire CIC in August alongside stable mates Sandy, Rainy, Ronnie and Jimmy.

Lisa heads off for a well-earned break to a wedding in Sweden for a week while Jenny holds the fort a home. While Jill is counting down the days until school breaks up for the summer holidays. Mind you the weather is more like winter at the minute.

I am heading south to Kildare as I have clinics in Orchard lodge over the next few weekends and
Tatts is coming for the trip to meet his new offspring as he is the proud new father to 4 puppies!!!!

Events

14th Ian Fearon SJ training

15/16th Joseph’s clinic Kildare
Kilguilkey House, 17/06/2012 – Cancelled

Monart Equestrian Centre, 24/06/2012
26/27 Dressage training Ferdi Eilberg. UK

28/30 Barbury Castle CIC 3 star

July

13 – 15 British Open C’ships Gatcombe park UK

19 Hickstead Eventers Grand Prix

20-23 Aston Le Walls, UK

27-30 Greenwich 2012

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