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Opposition Supremacys' First Foal
We had a very exciting phone call from Neil Spratt on Monday saying his 3* star NZ TB mare had foaled during the night to a gorgeous bay colt. Dad and I rushed up to see him, he's very like mummy and daddy. This is a really exciting moment for Team Opposition and Mark Todd. Neil has called him First Supremacy. We shall keep you posted on his progress.
Where do I start; After my second operation on my ankle I am feeling much better, ankle is getting stronger and stronger and I'm now riding for about 3 hours a day. Progressing every day which is great news. Whilst I have been off we've managed to paint the yard a long over due job that hadn't seen a paint brush for many years, the majority is done and it looks fabulous. I've been very lucky to have had a few of my horse go out and compete with Sam Griffiths and Chris Burton all have gone very well and everyone has jumped a double clear each time out. Thanks boys and lots of pressure on me now to continue their success.
Most of all I have had the luxury for Tanya Cleverly come and ride a couple during the week, she is the most beautiful rider and the horses have benefitted enormously.
I had a jump a couple of days ago on Opposition Heracles the beautiful bright bay stallion and jumped over 1.55m not bad considering i've been off for 9 weeks, nothing like a big fence to get your eye in. Silly me forgot to get someone to take a picture - Next time!!!
So the Stud..... Foals
So far this year we have 2 foals by Opposition Heracles one is out of a Sandro Hit mare and the other a very well bred racing mare. Beautiful foals and shall post a picture shortly. We have also had a foal by Fleetwater Opposition out of an Heraldik mare, a little filly who is quite stunning and a very exciting prospect for the future.