February 24, 2008

Foxton 2* NZEF

This weekend we went up to Foxton, to drop Dan off to his new owner where he's going to have heaps of fun doing low level competitions and hacking out. On a bit of a whim we decided to take Ruby up and do a few classes at the Horowhenua 2star showjumping as well.

Our showhunter was much improved over Masterton's effort - with me actually managing to ride properly and not be a hinderance! Unfortunately we popped an extra stride down one of the lines which put us out of the ribbons, but a nice tidy round with all lead changes - so I was very happy with that effort.
Then it was into the 1.05m showjumping class (along with about 80 other people!). Clear first round, and a fantastic jumpoff time (faster than most of the pony placegetters over the course previously) but we tapped a rail... a real shame, as I'm so stoked with her jumpoff. She's really starting to seek out the fences, and happily jumping from various angles and speeds of approach.

As it was stinking hot we didn't stick around for any further classes - just headed home.