Addington and Great Tew

Addington Manor Arena Eventing

Fabulous week of eventing for Ginny. Last Wednesday she took four out to Addington Manor Arena eventing – Pencader Poppy’s Charm, Hamilton, Pembery Perzaz and Angellus. Ginny is riding Pencader Poppy for owner Miss Alex Bellamy who is currently doing her A-Levels. A 36 dressage and a double clear started off the day with a win for Ginny. Hamilton did his second ever dressage test and managed to stay in the arena – although still a bit inexperienced, there will be lots of room for improvement at the next outing. He had a great clear cross country with just a couple of time penalties and had an unfortunate pole down in the Showjumping putting them in a very respectable fifth place. Ginny’s fourth ride on Pembery Perzaz was a blast from the past, a mare that she used to ride before she was sold to the Bellamy family. Ginny was thrilled to back on her as she is on fantastic form. This was her first outing for a while which was evident in the dressage with a score of 37. A clear cross country with one time penalty and one down in the Showjumping put her third in the section. Lastly, Angellus had his first party since March. Ginny was very pleased with a lovely dressage test showing he hasn’t forgotten how things are done. He went into the cross country and Showjumping phases perhaps a little too bold having a few down. Nonetheless, he was very pleased to be back out.


Great Tew

The weekend’s outing took Ginny and the team to Great Tew with Tell Me About It II, Argentinus, Creeslough and Eires Rock. Tell Me About It II started the weekend off in a very competitive Open Pre Novice Section on Saturday. He did a good dressage and a fabulous double clear to finish just outside the placings.

On Sunday, Argentinus started the early morning on Novice day with a good test scoring 35.5 and lots they can improve on, particularly an irregular rein back which was not very straight. Creeslough followed with a very accurate test but lacking impulsion up-hill so scored 35. They both followed this with excellent double clears making nothing of the very tricky ground conditions.

Eires Rock did an ok test but he got very up tight in the second half and this is something the combination are working on to stop him anticipating every movement He too jumped a double clear as the rain poured and poured all day.

All three horses finished in the prizes. Creeslough fourth, Argentinus sixth and Eires Rock sixth, which has helped Ginny on her way to the ninth Double clear on the trot!

Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that Longleat is as successful this week.

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