My First Blog by Maisie Randle!
I’m Maisie Randle and this is my first blog and I’m very excited to be writing it as an ambassador for Dengie Horse Feeds! I hope you enjoy following me and my two ponies, Felix and Chico.
Felix has had a busy summer doing Pony Club Area competitions. At the Area eventing competition we finished on our dressage score which is always my main aim and we were 2nd individually plus the team came 4th so we qualified for the Regional finals. I love competing as part of a team as although there is a bit more pressure to not let everyone else down, it’s great fun celebrating together!
We then went to Area Dressage and Felix was a very good boy again although he misses not going cross-country when we’re doing just dressage as the jumping is what he loves best. We came 4th in the Novice with a score of 72.6 and I was really pleased with him! Our team finished 4th again but this time it wasn’t quite enough and we just missed out on qualifying for the Championships. We found out we were one of the youngest teams doing the Novice class so maybe next year it will be our turn!
Our last competition of the summer holidays was the Pony Club Regional Eventing Champs where we did a nice dressage test and a clear round show jumping. Unfortunately though, we had a run out on the cross country which was a really big and technical course so although disappointing at the time, when I look back on it, he did really well and we will both learn from the experience. I am very excited about doing some BE80s with him next year as he just loves jumping and so do I! After such a busy summer, Felix is going to have some fun doing some pairs Hunter Trials before doing some Dengie Winter League Pony Club Dressage qualifiers in the Autumn. I hope I can qualify for the Dengie championships again next year.
Chico has spent most of the summer holidays out in the field having some time off and thinking about all he has learnt over the past year! He needed some time out as he is only young and so he’s now coming back into work and and because he is prone to tying-up I have to do this very gradually. Over the next few weeks I will work on his fitness and flatwork ready to do some Dengie Dressage competitions in the autumn and hopefully get out to do some cross-country schooling as well.
Both Felix and Chico are looking and feeling very well on their Dengie diets!