Harley took part in the Riding Club Area Show Jumping Area, his first ever Riding Club area competition yesterday (and actually my 1st ever RC event ever!).
Originally we had asked our secretary not to put us on a team unless she was desperate as this horse just doesn’t show jump (basically he knows they knock down and isn‘t afraid to hit them)! However, they must have been desperate and we found ourselves on a team.
Due to the weather, event after event has been cancelled and I fully expected fireworks when unloading and warming up. What I got was the total opposite- a lovely calm horse who stood still as I got on him but once in the ring still had plenty of energy and sparkle- I think I really have to thank Lauren at G-Gee PR for sending us a new feed to try and EquiFeast and their amazing Optimax product as both these products appear to have had a major impact on Harley!
Sure enough our time to go in and jump slowly but surely crept up, we went in to the competition and only jumped the 1st round clear! This is only this horse’s 2nd clear round EVER!!! So as you can imagine lots of pats and a few cubes of a cherry Likit Bar where given out to the clever boy!
So two lovely blue frillies were a great way to finish our 1st Riding Club experience and I can’t wait to do more things with the club as everyone seemed so friendly.