Janine Lamy

Humble Pie

I’m constantly amused by the search engine terms used to find my site. I’m wondering if it’s a little known fetish “ginger people horse jumping”? And I really can’t see that the people searching for “chubby girl laying over hay bales” were looking for me or my website….

A quiet time for my horses but plenty of my clients are out and about – last weekend I went to Patchetts to support Bonnie and Oliver in their BD Area Festival. While I was there, Martin took Otto to the Coakham Bloodhounds Sponsored Ride, and Debbie was at the Sunshine Tour Championship Show at Great Bookham. All horses behaved well but Jazz really produced the goods with a 7th in the Novice, and becoming Grand Tour Reserve Elementary Champions and taking home £75 worth of prizes! Not bad for a wee six year old, he’s had a cracking year.

I was absolutely thrilled to receive a call on Sunday this weekend to say that one of our Pony Clubbers Sally Stoddart was placed 5th in her Intro section at Borde Hill. In soaking wet horrible conditions she was clear inside the time over a course that will have been quite a bit bigger than anything she has ridden previously. I can remember a few years ago her cautiously dropping back to trot on the course at Eridge and yours truly has never let her forget it, so to blast around Borde Hill inside the time in the mud is a fantastic achievement. Some friends of ours, Bill and Angela Boniface, were also at the event and lent Sally their old number bib. How did she repay their kindness? She was sick all over it!! Yeuck!    

To add to that Hannah Bartholomew, also at Borde Hill, won her Intro section. She has had an absolutely fantastic year and I’m sure has to pinch herself sometimes when she looks back at how things have gone. BE100 next year I’m sure…

My own horses may not be out competing at the moment but I am always delighted to hear the results of others, and the girls are no exception – they made my birthday weekend, I am so chuffed for them!

I’m going to have to eat humble pie as Harry has come back into work very quietly so far. I am amazed. I feel sure he’s lulling me into a false sense of security but I will enjoy it while it lasts…

I have spent the week trying to organise a venue for winter clinics and also find somewhere to hold a three day summer camp. I hope to have them sorted soon. I have organised a cross-country school next Sunday for two groups at Bonfleur near Maidstone. Fingers crossed for a dry day.

How exciting has the World Equestrian Games been? Five medals as I write this – unbelievable!

October 4, 2010 Posted by | Dressage trainer, Eventing trainer, Instruction, Pony Club, Results | , , , , | Leave a comment