It’s been a really good start to the tour for our special team of horses. All of them have jumped clear rounds, we’ve picked up placings and even a win! They’ve all enjoyed jumping in the big grass rings here at Sunshine Tour, and many have stepped up a level successfully too.
The two superstar stallions ELTON VAN HET EXCELHOF Z and GUESTLIST continue to impress as they step up in their 8th year. ELTON jumped an amazing clear round in the 1.35m Big Tour in the grass arenas earlier this week, and GUESTLIST had a fantastic weekend – jumping yet another effortless clear round in the 1.40m Big Tour on Saturday.
The little pocket-rocket FRENCH KISS (2010, Amadeus X Calvinos, owned by Heather McQuarrie) continues to be a real superstar and a pleasure to have on the team. She stepped up a level to WIN the 1.30m on Valentines Day with easy style and never fails to put a smile on everyone’s face! She really is every amateurs dream horse- fun, careful, fast and a sweetheart on the ground too!
Meanwhile, our very special homebred mare MEXICAN PROMISE (2015, Billy Mexico X La Poco) has blossomed into a talented teenager – jumping double clears in the 5yo classes at her very first show – she’s never even been away from home so for her to come to such a big venue and deliver exceptional clear rounds is both impressive and incredibly rewarding for the whole team. She is a real sweetheart and its exciting to catch a glimpse of what her future holds.
BABALOU VK, the compact little powerhouse 7yo, has really relaxed into the atmosphere here and it was great for him to deliver a classy clear last week in the 1.30m- now we have been able to help him ease his tension he is really starting to show his scope and power as he becomes more relaxed in the ring.
A special mention must also go to the old man UNDICCI- he may be small but he is mighty! He gave me an incredible ride around the 3* 1.50m in the main arena, for a clear and placing, and its safe to say that at 16 he is looking and feeling better than ever!
With such a successful start to the tour under our belt, a special thank you has to go to the whole team who keep the wheels turning – our amazing, dedicated grooms, our supportive sponsors, and everyone else behind the scenes. Lets hope the good results continue over the coming weeks!
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