Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cross Country

I had an amazing day. It was cross country day for the South Island Three Day Event and some of my horsey friends were being very clever and competing.
Here's Max with his rider and owner Laura. He's for sale, in case you are after a lovely up and coming eventing horse. Laura wasn't pleased because he had two refusals but I was just glad they finished in one piece.

Oscar had a clear round. Isn't he divine. There are only two 3* horses competing. His rider is Emily.
Oscar has the prettiest face when he pricks his ears and looks hard at things.
Here's William in the 2* class (Emily riding). Unfortunately he wasn't settled, the had a refusal and the final straw came when his breastplate broke. Emily retired him. When we left he didn't seem himself so I'm really hoping he wasn't unwell.
And finally, Emily riding Johnny in the 1* class. He is so cuddly and sweet on the ground, but is a spirited character to ride. Emily seems to be made of superglue, thank goodness. Not such a good photo but there was a car in a bad place on the water jump where I was standing.

I had a great time taking photos and have lots of great ones that will look super with a bit of tweaking. I haven't got a photo editor on my laptop so have to get one. Tomorrow we'll be checking out the show jumping. Fantastic!


RubyTwoShoes said...

Looks like you had a brilliant day!! Roll on Badminton Horse Trials (I will come with you if you pay for my ticket!!).

Quiet day here, horrid weather. Mum and Dad came for a visit which was nice.

Love to you both,

Anonymous said...

wish I could have been there with you! Sounds like it was a lovely day there today for the showjumping. How did Oscar and the other horses do? Wet ground here today, everything very soggy and nasty. Love to all, Mum. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx