Firstly massive appologies for the lack of contact. Well I don't even really know where to begin....
We've had a very busy last few months with the remainding foals being born, competing and stud duties all of this while Dad has been away in France since June. All babies are doing very well and look like a fab bunch of future stars. I will post some pictures soon.
The olympics how amazing did we all do... makes you so proud to be british, Well done team GB and obviously a massive congratulations to Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz! I was very lucky to be invited by the BEF to the showjumping Team finals and what an amazing opportunity that was. You definitely get the olympic bug and 2016 potentials what out because I'm coming through.
Whilst the olympics was on I made full use of the eventings best being absent and made the long trip up to Hopetoun House with Opposition Heracles and Treggodwell for the 2*. It truely paid off with Tregoodwell finishing 2nd by 0.2 of a mark and was the only horse to finish on his dressage score and Opposition Heracles finishing a very credible 8th after a good steady xc. I also took Opposition Sky Law for the Novice as her owners live in scotland so could come and watch. She was superb did a very good dressage despite the conditions for 6 inches of mud, great clear sj but xc I was trying to be clever and avoid the mud and had a very silly stop. Not like her at all but could blame myself for trying to be clever rather than riding the terrain. Unfortunately when we got home she did not seem right so I took some blood tests which showed quite a bad virus so she spent 6 weeks in sick bay and subsequently missed August runs and any chance of qualifying for Le Lion D'angers which is a huge dissappointment but there is always next year.
Opposition Heracles ran at Aston le walls advanced and finished a fantastic 6th, my first advanced and his for sometime so I couldn't have been happier. Although the highs were quickly followed by a low as the routine scan shown some damage to his suspensory so will be off for the 2013 season but I just really hope he comes back... I love that horse!! The upside to the scannings showed that Tregoodwell is in fine shape and all ready for Blenheim and Opposition Detective who has missed the 2012 season is doing very well so all fingers crossed for a good 2013 with him.
Opposition Eclipse has had a great season showing that she can actually do dressage if she tries and has picked up some good placings all year at intermediate except for my graceful dismount at Tweseldown.
The young horses have all been super, with very exciting futures especially Opposition Nirvana and full TRK by Utopian Opposition and Sporting Opposition again by Utopian Opposition who's showjumped until June but has taken to eventing fantasticly and is a serious xc horse.