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So excited, just done first entries for the show season

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Twattybollocks · 29/03/2013 05:07

Entered spotty for the royal highland and chaps spring festival, tomorrow I'm riding him for the first time since last may, got the novice workers class at chaps so need to brush up on my jumping and make sure all my stuff still fits post baby :0)

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Littlebigbum · 29/03/2013 07:50

Ohhhh, good luck

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 29/03/2013 12:03

We got our schedule for our local biggie. Going to enter our yearlings. They've been living out all winter. Got LOADS of grooming, trimming, feeding and practice to do!

Butkin · 29/03/2013 12:58

Wow Royal Highland - sounds great! We're entered for Suffolk, South of England and Royal Windsor and getting really excited. We're starting the season (proper) next weekend at BSPS 16 but DD going up to Winter Champs to watch her friends this weekend and get in the mood!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 29/03/2013 13:07

Ooh, if you do Sufffolk Butkin, you need to come to the food tent and look for a short fat speccy cheese and pie seller! Grin

Butkin · 29/03/2013 13:20

We always go to the food tent to buy our lunch and we usually get crisps, cheese and pies! We going on first day to do RIHS SP and M&M FR. Suffolk is our local county show and second only to South Suffolk in our affections -although DD is looking forward to riding in the Queen's back garden!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 29/03/2013 13:23

Suffolk is our local too, but I'm too scared to enter for fear of embarrassment! Blush

Pixel · 29/03/2013 16:39

Mmm...cheese and pies...
Love pies but haven't eaten one since Mr Tesco and his gang put me off, possibly for life. I'm sure yours aren't horse though Saggy!

Twatty I've got a soft spot for spotties (see what I did?), what kind is yours?

Twattybollocks · 29/03/2013 18:59

Just got back from the yard where he's being produced, he rode like a dream, can't believe it's been 10 months since I sat on him :0) really looking forward to showing now. He's not a true spotty, hes tobiano with spots on his white bits, so a bit of an oddball really, but handsome nonetheless

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Mrmonkey · 30/03/2013 23:39

I'm sure I shed a few tears as I paid for my Windsor entry -£52!!!!! 1st prize is only £45. We are giving Suffolk a miss this year as one of the judges is definitely not a fan of our pony, one of the best things about county shows is the food tent. My favourite one is the new forest as my dad takes me and we share a huge breakfast in the stock mans tent. Good luck this season everyone fingers crossed for a relatively dry one!

Twattybollocks · 31/03/2013 06:23

Yeah that's why we are off to highland to do the hoys qualifier rather than closer shows, he's a big beast and not everyone's cup of tea, and it's pointless shelling out cash on a qualifier when you have a hunter and the judge prefers hacks, never going to get anywhere!
We are off to great Yorkshire show too, and obv chaps summer champs in August, as for the rest we will see how he goes. Will try to get him qualified for rihs aswell.

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Mrmonkey · 01/04/2013 15:09

I've never been to the royal highland but have made the trip to the Scottish horse show a couple of times and have really enjoyed it. I'm in the very lucky position of having picked up my Ri ticket last August so I haven't had to worry about getting out to the early qualifiers (good thing to as they are either cancelled or I can't get to them).

Butkin · 01/04/2013 18:29

What sort of horse/pony do you hyave Mrmonkey. Great that you qualified so early - our first RI isn't until next week...

Mrmonkey · 01/04/2013 19:55

I have an m&m WHP who currently looks like a close relative of a yak! Not having her out has given me the chance to bring out the novice though, although I've still not found a bit he is 100% happy in so we are spending these next few months experimenting.

Mrmonkey · 01/04/2013 19:57

Sorry should have added good luck for your Ri, are you going to bsps 16 for it? Or nps area 15?

Twattybollocks · 01/04/2013 21:07

We were supposed to have an ri qualifier a couple of weeks ago but someone told spotty and he got cast 3 days before and had a big knee. Bloody typical. He qualified for last years but I was pregnant so couldn't go, I think the ri is jinxed for us!

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Mrmonkey · 01/04/2013 21:45

My first visit to the Ri was doomed, the pony jumped an amazing clear round (one of only 2) but when we came to do our show she was lame :-( turns out she had lami (still don't know how she flew round so well if she was that lame straight after). The judge had to ask us to leave and she spent the rest of the season on box rest. She did return the following year and do very well so keep at it!

Butkin · 02/04/2013 17:10

Mr Monkey - going to BSPS 16 on Saturday but not a qualifier (just do a couple of classes for practise) and then first RI Q at Area 15a (Mid Herts Spring) next week.

Don't think we're going to NPS 15 - probably go to Ascot instead...

Mrmonkey · 02/04/2013 18:28

Area 15a is local for me but no WHP so don't usually go. Good luck at both our next outing will prob be nps spring festival with the novice and the open pony won't make it out till Windsor.

shufflebum · 02/04/2013 22:17

I'm stewarding at area 16 this sat!

Butkin · 03/04/2013 12:15

Excellent Shufflebum- I'm doing the announcing - wonder if we'll get lunch!

shufflebum · 03/04/2013 14:28

I usually get to shovel some in before I go home!

Twattybollocks · 03/04/2013 22:28

Maybe we should have a thread for us showing buffs so we can keep up with who is where and when!

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Mrmonkey · 04/04/2013 08:23

Good luck with the season Twattybollocks and Butkin, what are your ponies names and I will keep watch in the results for you.

Butkin · 04/04/2013 12:37

Mrmonkey - 128 SP is Fofsway Truly Scrumptious, M&MFR is Doylan Busy Bee and 122 SHP is Priestwood Roc Star (latter still for sale!).

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 04/04/2013 12:48

Hey what a small world! My friend used to own Carolinas Wildgoose!

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