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!
Cassey works part time at Wodehouse Stud alongside her studies in Equine Management at Easton College. Cassey has been a valuable member of our team at Wodehouse Stud for 4 years now, with a great work ethic and a real love for the horses. She has recently also taken over the reins of our superstar Westwinds Ego who she competes at 1m10 level BS.
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!