This month has not been the best for me. One of the main reasons for this was a nightmare at the Blue Chip Winter Showjumping Championships. I know we all have bad days but my round in the Grand Prix was the worst I have ever ridden. I suppose we have to have bad days to appreciate the good days, but it was definitely a round I want to forget.
My other ride Boyce went lame the day before the championships and as a result is at the equine hospital in Newmarket so the vets can find out what’s wrong with him - fingers crossed he is ok. This also has a knock on effect as I did have a trip to Lummen in Belgium planned, but we have decided to leave our international debut for another month. Blah.
Fortunately my partner Spencer has been on a roll. His dressage horse Supa Nova has been out winning with some great scores, and Dougie was second in his first Prix St Georges. Finally, after five years, Spencer got to dust his tailcoat off.
Being the perfect partner is not always easy but I definately gained some brownie points when I surprised Spencer with a new horse. Goose is a bay yearling filly; she has the great blood lines of Ferro x Weltmeyer. Even though it will be a long time before we can do anything with her, we are both very excited as we have her four-year-old full brother in work with us now and he is looking to be an interesting prospect.
Spencer and I have another exciting new addition to our family in a terrier puppy, Lola - the show girl. She was bred by my friend Zoe Adams; she has already melted our hearts and loves her big sister Miss Babs - our Labrador. Let’s hope she is a good girl and doesn’t cause too much trouble!
We currently are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first of four foals. We have two foals due now and two due in a couple of months, all the mares are our in foal to our stallion Zamboucca. This year will be particularly interesting as we will be having full brothers and sisters. Above is a video of my favourite foal from last year who is by Zamboucca x Mayhill.
Well I will keep you all updated with what I am up to and if we have any foals soon. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter (@jaytigerhalim) or Facebook .
It’s a bye from me,