Our first competitive outing with our new mascot Schuberry and he certainly proved lucky..
We were originally intending to skip the final of the SJI league we have been competing in, when on Friday night mum received a text notifying her we had qualified for the final. She was working until 7pm.
What a fabulous day out with Bonnie on May 21st, 2017.
After having the majority of May off due to silly me being sick, Bonnie was only ridden 4 times before taking her schooling and has spent the rest of the time in the field. Despite her lack of exercise she did not once fail to disappoint.
Today I thought I would write about my newest video, a vlog of Balmoral Show where I also do a mini-haul of some clothing I picked up at the end.
Just thought I would write a short little post to welcome our newest addition, Schuberry.
Schuberry is a descendant of Willberry Wonder Pony, mascot of inspirational teenager Hannah Francis who sadly passed away in August 2016 after fighting terminal bone cancer.
There comes a time with a lot of equestrians when they must ask themselves, “Is he too old to be doing those jumps now? Does he require an easier pace of life?”. This can come at any stage in a horses life. They may have had a successful career for over 15 years, or they may not have even been able to start.
Retiring a horse is not an easy decision, and many factors must be considered before the answer to the question is definitive.
May Day 2017 (01-05-2017) saw Bonnie and I tackle our second ever SJI together. I had taken her around the Eventing Ireland cross country course at Maddybenny the day before and wasn’t expecting much. As I was warming her up, she felt a little sluggish so I originally only entered the 80cm.
As soon as Bonnie went into the ring she just completely woke up. She thrives under the competitive atmosphere and jumped a fantastic, quick double clear. This was only my third time competing Bonnie, and her first time at a “big” show in a while, so I was very pleased with how she went.