Qinhuangdao, China 26 – 29 July 2018

 

Great results for Oliver in the BIG TOUR (1.50m+) – 3rd and 5th on a borrowed horse he had never ridden before.

 

Meanwhile back in Cape Town our stablers both won their dressage – Sarita du Toit with her own De Gaulle and Ella van den Bogaert with her special Geronimo at SDRC

BONHEIDEN CSI3*, Belgium 20 – 24 June 2018

BUTTERFLY ENAMEL really coming into her own, placed in her classes 5th and 11th in 1.30’s – all clear.  CAMPINO clear and placed 16th in 1.40m and little CHILLIPEPPER clear and placed 13th in 1.45m.

VALKENSWAARD CSI2*, Netherlands 14 – 16/21 – 23 May 2018

First show for our baby, LA LE LOUP, clear and placed 8th in first class,11th, 12th and 8th again in Final.   Also placed again in second week 10th in Young horses. Georgie and QUE SERA won her class and placed 5th with BAGHEERA BLUE.

Both BUTTERFLY & CAMPINO a pole in the GP but happy.  Meanwhile no stopping Georgie with the very special ANGEL FIRE – 2nd in her final.

 

MANNHEIM CSI3*, Germany 5 – 8 May 2018

Boiling hot sunshine and some testing big courses but was placed on first day, both clear for CAMPINO and CHILLIPEPPER.  Then super clear for CHILLI in his first 1.50m class.  CAMPINO showed excellent ridability in his first 1.60m GP on a blistering hot day.  Lovely show.

OLIVER & CAMPINO 344 GP WINNERS -MEDITERRANEAN EQUESTRIAN TOUR CSI3* final week 29 March – 1 April 2018

Oliver & the GREAT CAMPINO 344 winning the GP 1,50m

 

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN SPRING MET 2018 CSI3* – final weekend 29 March – 1 April 2018

 

 

 

CAMPINO 344 – 13th, Clear in GOLD 1.45m out of 87 starters

BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL – 22nd, double clear in 1.25m out of 65 starters

ANGEL FIRE – 8th, double clear in GOLD 1.35m out of 35 starters

CAMPINO 344 – 1st WINNER of GOLD OLIVIA GP 1.50m, double clear out of 56
starters

Super 3 weeks in Spain with a lot of success with our new team, Georgie been placed in just about every class – we are happy to go home after a great learning curve and lots of ring experience for our youngsters.

MEDITERRANEAN EQUESTRIAN TOUR – Oliva, Spain 12 March – 1 April 2018

The whole team is in Oliva, Spain for 3 weeks showing.  Great start for Georgie with her rides – BAGHEERA BLUE, CHILLIPEPPER and QUE SERA – placed in all her classes first weekend.  Very excited with our new prospect, BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL, my French 7 year old mare who arrived last week (see above in our first warm up together here in Oliva).  This is a serious future competitor.

The very special ANGEL FIRE placed 5th, 6th and 9th respectively, all with double clear rounds in her three events so far – what a very talented and willing mare.  CAMPINO double clear and placed  in the GOLD 1.45m class and will slowly build him up over the coming weeks.

 

Meanwhile back in South Africa – Aviwe Molose, (Jackson) and our wonderful AFRICAN LILLIE attended Sandringham 3 phase eventing in CT  on 17 March 2018- they have already competed fully in another event in Noordhoek a few weeks ago and were clear in the country and show jumping again – this is a remarkable achievement for both newcomers to the sport.

 

SENTOWER CSI2*, Opglabbeek, Belgium 1 – 4 February 2018

Campino 344 – double clear, 3rd in 1.50m GRAND PRIX

 

Fab show at SENTOWER – first show of the year and what a great start.

 

ANGEL FIRE, double clear entire time, 18th in the 1.30m class out of 120 starters and double clear, 5th in the 1.35m out of 55 starters – loving her work

 

BLUE BARON, 1 time in the 1.30m but 19th, clear in the 135m – definitely finding his feet.

Also super to have our new truck attending the first show of the year

 

 

Heading home after great show

 

 

La le Loup happily settled in Valkenswaard

La le Loup, our 4 year old bay stallion

ROOSENDAAL, Netherlands CSI2* 14 – 17 December 2017

 

Roosendaal, last show of the year for us- festive atmosphere and some solid rounds to end the year off for both myself and Georgie.

 

BAGHEERA BLUE, 5th clear in 1.35m out of 76 starters.

Our youngsters enjoyed the event, ANGEL FIRE clear in all her classes and placed 10th and 13th in the 1.35m, BLUE BARON, clear, 17th in same event.

 

CAMPINO 344, 7th double clear in 1.35m FINAL.

 

Horses now happily settled in Valkenswaard….  ROLL ON 2018 ………………

 

PEELBERGEN, Netherlands CSI2* 15 – 19 November 2017

Difficult being in two places at same time – so took first time ride, CAMPINO 344 into the 1.40m classes and got placed in all.   Double clear, 11th & 16th respectively out of a field of 88 starters.

 

Then quick dash to airport to fly to SA for the  SA CHAMPS held in Gauteng – thank you to Bronwyn Dos Santos for letting me ride, QUIDCHIN and qualifying for the SA side for WEG 2018.  Also always delighted to see my regulars at the training clinics I ran while there – great progress guys.  Once again thanks to Clem and Bron for their kind hospitality and arena

 

 

Also always fun training our SA eventers at Inanda Country Base – you guys rock