This week two horses arrived at Connegar; Blakkur came for training and Janna’s Horse, Freyr arrived all the way from Germany!
We are very lucky to have been, and are currently, training some amazing horses:
This week we said goodbye to Galdur, who has been here for training for his owner since being imported from Iceland. Galdur has been a lovely horse to have on the farm and has really grown over the time he’s been here – not to mention his great gaits! He will be missed!
We also welcomed a new training horse who has come for continued starting, Ofelia! Ofelia has taken everything in her stride so far and we look forward to continuing to work with her.
Assa is another training horse that we are having fun with, she is turning her hooves to anything!
Lisa will be leaving us tomorrow to go home, she has been a fun mare to ride with great beat tolt and big trot, another that will be missed!
We have just returned from competing at OSI Gut Sandheide with Kafteinn and Kolbeinn. It was a fun and successful competition – Kafteinn qualified 3rd in the F1 and 2nd in the speed pace, and Kolbeinn finished 4th and 2nd in the V2 and T3, not bad for a 6 year old!
This week, Draupnir has retired. He will be 21 next year and while he is still fighting fit and healthy, he has been an amazing horse for Jemimah – getting her first ‘7’ in T2, and staying successful in the UK since. He will be very missed as a riding horse but has moved into a field with some of our other older geldings to be deservedly happy as a horse.
Wow, what a week for Team GB and for us! One Gold, One Bronze and 3 other rosette placings – two of which was Mike and Kafteinn! Not only did he ride an amazing Five Gait test, ending in 11th place, he then got the chance to ride in the B final where he ended in 9th place bringing home a pink rosette for Team Connegar and Team GB. Furthermore, after completing the Five Gait, Tolt T1, Pace Test and Speed Pace, he also managed to get into 9th spot in the combination prize and another rosette! Jemimah rode Noi in the T1, ending in the middle of a very tough field. Here are some pictures from the week.
Preparations for the World Championships are well underway, we have just spent a good two days with Magnus getting last minute tips! As well as this, Mike was on the radio this morning talking about our horses and the team going to the WCs! You can find it about 1h58 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057m9r9 for the next month!
We also managed to get into the local paper! See http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/sport/15434785.Equestrian__World_stage_set_for_Adams_family/