2022 SEASON ROUND UP
It’s been a very long time since I’ve done a full round up of what we’ve been getting up to and how the horses are getting on.
Where do I begin? The stars of the show. The homebreds.
Familie Zilver Lining (Bunny) and Familie Futurez (Beatrice) both were heading into their first full season eventing. Unfortunately we had the driest summer in many years and these two are the most precious horses in my world, so I didn’t want to run them on the hard ground. After achieving lots before the hard ground come into play, we then headed showjumping over the summer months which I never feel does the younger horses any harm to concentrate on one phase. They both showed me so much promise this year, learning more and more about their trade with every outing. They both stepped up with ease and I really got to know their strengths and weaknesses heading into the off season. They both have wonderful brains to work with all be it very very different. That’s what I love about the breeding, watching them all grow up into individuals and becoming athletes.
Then we turn to our main man Wilderness Halcyon – hally man took lots of wins over the winter and qualified yet again for regionals for both Novice and Elementary BD. Unfortunately, I had a bad fall the week of the championships which meant we missed out on the trip which I’m gutted about, but he thinks every party’s and proper party and has no clue his mummy was broken on the main week in his career. We will most definitely try and aim to qualify again for 2023.
I also spent lots of time showjumping my very special 7yo ISH over the last 18months. She made me so competitive again, she was the most game mare I’ve ever produced. After lots and lots of going back and forth in my head, after my second major injury in 2022 I made the decision to sell her as I just couldn’t do her justice whilst I recovered. She will leave a huge hole in the team, but with the decision to have less personal horses going forwards it was the right decision for all. I wish her new owners all the luck in the world with this special little mare.
We’ve had so many horses find their forever homes through us this year. I will do a full updated list of horses over on our horses page and where they’ve headed to.
Lots of the horses are currently on their well earned holidays with their friends out in the fields. But I’m already looking forwards to bringing them in, in early December to get cracking with the next season plans.
I’ll try my best to do more regular blogs through the 2023 season, and go more in-depth with each horse.