Due to a long Coronavirus and then EHV break, it is only now that we were able to do our first show of the year, but the horses picked up where they left off with some super results over the two days at the new Keysoe International.
Billy Colman made his start to the season a winning one, taking top spot in a competitive 1m30 class – watch his video below:
Atiya completed her first show with H Rubertha R 6, owned by The Walker Family, with two top 3 placings in the 1m20 classes and an unlucky pole in the 1m30 class on day 2.
Atiya also jumped double clear in the 1m20 class with our exuberant Goldenboy for a lower placing and India & Florida VDL jumped a couple of super rounds in the 1m40 classes for an unfortunate pole in each.
We are very much looking forward to the season ahead with an exciting bunch of horses!
Wishing the lovely Calisto de Laubry Z the best of luck in his new home. Cali has been a pleasure to produce here at Wodehouse Stud over the past couple of years on behalf of his owner, our very own Sue Crawford. He has brought us a lot of happiness watching him develop in the sport & we are certain he will continue to please in his new address. Good luck Cali & Charlie; we are excited to watch you competing together in the near future!
It’s always great to be competing at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead & we were delighted to be back this week!
The horses put in some great rounds of jumping with some good placings throughout the week.
We finished yesterday with the ever consistent 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐙 jumping a super double clear in the 1m20 Championship with Atiya in the Main Ring to finish in 7th place!
Well done also to pupil Sharnah with her own 𝐖𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐄𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐢 putting in some great performances across the week!
And huge thanks goes to Donna & Sue for all of their help this week behind the scenes & Ellesse for holding the fort at home. Team work makes the dream work!
It was great to be back out competing at our first show post lockdown, and what better place to do it than in the beautiful setting of the Bolesworth Estate at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Chesterfield Z was our star of the show placing in the top 10 of both his Championships with Atiya. Firstly, the Under 16 National Championship on Thursday in which the pair finished 7th jumping a beautiful first round clear with an unfortunate time penalty keeping them out of the jump off. He then produced another fantastic clear on the final day of competition in the 1m30 National Championship where they placed 9th.
We were also delighted with our lovely 4-year-old stallion Elstar STM Z who behaved impeccably at his first stay away show taking the atmosphere all in his stride. He jumped two super clear rounds in the 4-year-old classes and in doing so picked up a 4th placing also!
Atiya also stepped up to jump her first 1m45 class with our own 10-year-old gelding Florida VDL in the Under 21s Championship and put in a good performance in the Grand Prix Qualifier/Junior Viewing Trial gaining valuable experience at this level to take forwards.
We are now very much looking forward to our next show which will be Hickstead at the beginning of September, and look forward to this week visiting India in her new base in Germany!
Nym has been a delight to have at Wodehouse Stud and for India and Atiya to produce over the past few years, and we are all very pleased to have found her a wonderful new home in Ireland. We very much look forwards to seeing her partnership grow with her new jockey… Good luck Nym!
We took five horses to Wales to compete at Chepstow International with Atiya.
Keelnacally Quilletto Robuck dominated the pony classes with a 3rd, two 2nds and a win – including 2nd in the 148 Grand Prix… It was a lovely note to finish our time together with!
Florida VDL also impressed jumping the CSI** Big Tour (1m40) classes with small mistakes keeping the pair out of the results.
6yos Dandy Ste Hermelle, owned by Ross Walker, and Calisto de Laubry Z, owned by Sue Crawford, stepped up to jump the age classes and flew around the 1m30 Grand Prix, their biggest track to date, with ease!
It was also Chesterfield Z’s first show back after a small holiday and he impressed as always with a clear in every class jumped!
We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with the feed company Allen & Page. All of our performance horses are fed on their feeds and we would recommend their products to everyone! We are grateful to the team at Allen & Page for their support and trust in us as representatives for their brand, and look forward to the future in collaboration.
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with the fantastic French company, Flex-On. Flex-On “design, manufacture and market innovative stirrups for equestrian sports, combining design, comfort and performance.”
Both of the girls, India & Atiya, ride in the Green Composite stirrups, which are completely customisable allowing them to coordinate with your team kit, as well as providing fantastic stability whilst riding allowing you to perfect your position and stay entirely in harmony with your horse.
Shop for, and design your own unique pair of stirrups, using the following link: http://www.flex-on.fr/en/boutique/etriers-green-composite
We were delighted to find out that Atiya & Chesterfield Z were set to represent Great Britain on the Children On Horses Nations Cup team for the 4th time this year, this time at Sentower Park in Belgium for the big Nations Cup Finals for Youth.
The pair jumped a super clear on day one, helping Team GB to qualify for the prestigious final on Sunday. Friday was the individual competition where they once again jumped double clear & finished in 7th place – a fantastic result. They finished the week with another class round around a technical 1m30 track, unfortunately just touching the last fence for 4 faults. Never-the-less they provided the best score across the board for Team GB helping the team to achieve 5th place in the Finals.
That marks the end of Atiya & Chester’s Children On Horses campaign, but what a year it has been!