Janine Lamy

May I offspring beats The Humdinger!

Martin and Lexie were due to go to Goring last Saturday but it was cancelled due to waterlogged ground, so I rerouted to Stilebridge to watch Louisa and Strider. Their second attempt at prelims and they didn’t disappoint with a second and 66% in the first test and a qualifying win and 68% in the second. Strider seems to have benefitted from a few months off over the winter. I think he spent it studying British Dressage Magazine!

Lily is now looking a bit more grown up on the flat, has had her first little jump under saddle, has had some loading practise on the lorry, and has been down our busy road outside the yard – Harry calling from his stable the whole time “Lily! Be careful! It’s not safe out there!!” She continues to take everything in her stride and I’m thoroughly enjoying her. Another four year old by the same stallion ‘Groomsbridge May I’ had his first outing under saddle at the BSHA Southern Spring show, became the surprise winner of the Coloured title, and beat none other than last year’s Horse of the Year Show champion The Humdinger! Keep your eyes peeled for Wilderness May Pageant, he’s obviously one to watch (see this week’s Horse and Hound page 77). No pressure then Lily….

On Easter Monday we left the horses and dogs behind and ventured into London to see War Horse.  We had a fabulous meal and I thought War Horse was very clever. You really did believe that a puppet with three people attached to it was a horse. How did they do that?! Despite what everyone said I came home with dry hankies, not so however after watching AP McCoy win the Grand National on Saturday – I honestly thought he’d never do it!

Lexie was at South of England yesterday doing the Open Novice. Another feisty dressage test but jumped her socks off for a double clear and 9th place. During the day I had lots of texts from people asking if I was really selling Viagra. What?! Seems my email has been hijacked, what a nightmare!

Oh God, this month’s Local Rider. Apparently I’m married to the “Wonderful” Martin Wright. Can you imagine the pain and suffering this has caused me?! It’s not that his head is big but he now needs a mattress as a pillow….Sophie Etheridge, you have a lot to answer for… 

Next week I have both flatwork and jumping lessons, we’ve got the first Carmen Court jumping clinic of the year, then Harry and I are off to Kenneth Clawson’s Leicestershire yard for EHOA Spring Camp. Let’s hope this lovely weather continues, at least while I’m camping!

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Instruction, Our Horses, Results | , , | Leave a comment