2019This year so far!! 

I have had a successful start to the year with Summer Rhythm stepping up to the new 4 star level and placing 7th in his first start at Camden (CCN****). We had done a few showjumping shows leading up to this with a 3rd place in the 6 bar at the Canberra Classic SJ and 3rd in the 1.15m at Gundagai show. 

Riverside Princess also started the year out showjumping but kicking out on the truck on the way to training stopped us from going to some of the early ODE's. But she came back in fine form winning the Harden ODE CCN** and 2nd at Gundagai CCN**. 

Above-Summer Rhythm flying at Camden! 

Right- Riverside Princess at Harden (Pic by A McIlrick images)


Sydney 3 day event I competed Summer Rhythm in the CCI****-S where we completed the with a great start score 65% in the dressage which is promising for a horse not so natural at this phase. We went clear XC with some time but a few too many rails this time was disappointing but we learnt a lot from the competition and will be taking on board the good things we did and hoping we come out strong in the 2nd half of the season. For his 2nd 4 star it was a big track so I am just happy he is handling the extra level of competition well!! 

I also rode my home bred gelding Tarburra Puss n Boots in the 6yo young horse class and the 95cm ODE. We placed 7th in the ODE but was super happy with his performance on Sunday in the Young horse Class. Boots put his best foot forward- and took out the 6yo class and the overall Champion. All the hard work has paid off with this boy this year. 

Left- Summer Rhythm aka Charlie at Sydney 3DE

Above-Tarburra Puss n Boots EvA95 SIEC