Another great result for Lucy and Dougal today, they finished 3rd in a very competitive BE100Open section at Aston le Walls.
WOW!!!!!!! Things just get better and better! Dougal and Lucy won the BE100U18 class at Buckminster Horse Trials today. Video on his Facebook page.
Mummy has definately lost her ride, 11 year old Lucy has proved that she is every bit as good!! Having jumped double clear in the BE90 at Shelford where she had to go HC she repeated that today at Speetley in the BE90 Open to finish 2nd. There are videos of her show jumping and cross country rounds on his Facebook page.
Had another great day at the British Riding Clubs Winter Show Jumping Championships. The boy was showing off again and jumped 3 clear rounds in the 1.10m class to finish 4th out of 56 starters.
Great fun at the British Eventing JAS Finals at Hartpury. Dougal loves these classes, pity the jockey had her "slow" pants on and got two very expensive time faults but still finished 5th.
I think Mummy has lost the ride on Dougal as her 11 year old daughter Lucy pinched him to do the 90cm Arena Eventing at Arena UK and won by 2 seconds!! This was only the second time that Lucy had ridden him in a competition. You can see their super round on his Facebook page.
Dougal made a great start to 2018 qualifying for the BE JAS Finals having won the 1BE100 Open class at Arena UK. This was followed by a great day in the BS at Hill House, 4 clear rounds resulted in a 2nd in the Senior Discovery and a win in the 1.15 Open. He's turning into a show jumper!!! Another 4 clear rounds this weekend winning both the Senior Discovery and 1.05m Open.
Dougal had a great weekend at Osberton Horse Trials winning the Eventer Trial Finals and finishing 2nd in the Arena Eventing.
A good end to the season when finishing 2nd in the Eventer Trial Final at The BE Young Horse Championships at Osberton. He had won both his qualifiers and ended up top of the League Table, he is becoming a bit of a pro at these classes!
DOUGAL completed the hat trick when winning the British Connemara Performance Day one day event for the third year running. It was held in conjunction with an Open Event at Elland Lodge which he also won. He not only won the Connemara open one day event but also the dressage, show jumping, combined training and cross country!!!!
Dougal really showed off in his first BE Novice event at Frickley. A good dressage, 4 faults in the show jumping but there was only one clear round in the whole section as the going was very deep, and clear cross country although with a few time faults. Even so, he finished 6th and Nicola was thrilled with him.
Lucy with all the prizes that she and Dougal won at the British Connemara Pony Society performance awards, including Best Stallion, Eventing, Show Jumping, best non British Bred and best with a rider under 12 years.
Enjoying Badminton Stallion Parade.
At his first BE Event of the season our clever boy won the BE100 class at Buckminster in atrocious conditions: 28 Dressage and double clear.
Having ffinished 4th on his first run of the season at the Burghley Pony Club Hunter Trials he was then 3rd in a huge BE100 Open section at Norton Disney Horse Trials.
Nicola's nine year old daughter Lucy having fun on her favourite pony!