Janine Lamy

Best Wishes for 2013!

Well another year is over. I will remember it as the year Horse magazine published an article about me saying that I don’t go to the pub as often as I used to….ever the professional Lamy!

On the dressage side we had lots of wins, riders at the BD Summer Regionals at Prelim, Novice and Elementary, and rosettes at the Area Festivals. The girls and boys have got some great scores this year; it is great to see the 70% club getting new members – 70% is no mean feat and puts you out there with the professionals. There have been a few horses sold and possibly a couple more looking for homes next year but hopefully also some new babies to work with, very exciting!

Tinka Borde Hill PN 6thTinka had a great year jumping five double clears in her BE100s and picking up several placings. Her dressage is getting better and better with results at BD good enough to qualify for the Winter Regionals were she registered. Who would have thought it, even the Stinka made it into the club! A winter of homework and hopefully they will be ready for BE Novice next year…and to think Martin thought he was retired!

Ehren at Stilebridge BDPoor Lily was eventually diagnosed with Kissing Spine, resulting in surgery in June. She is slowly recovering with lots of lunging and physio. Ehren joined us in February, what a lovely sweet horse she is. She amazed me with a 75% result this year, my personal best. Hopefully we can put her teeth problems behind us and look forward to 2013.

Millie WrightRosie is happy and looking forward to meeting a new handsome husband next year. Ivy has been in the dressage ribbons and is still very feisty despite her 21 years. Tiny has been as active as ever, including a 7th place at the Milton Keynes three day event, lots of team success for Dartford and District RC and a cracking 84% dressage score with her loan mummy. Back in June Lexie gave birth to the cheeky brown pony ‘Millie’….I feel sure she is going to be a little monkey! I have found Lexie another husband for 2013, all I need to do now is find a sponsor!!

We have added a few new venues to the clinic list but carried on with the favourites; Carmen Court during the summer and Bedgebury during the winter. The clinics continue to grow in popularity and seeing the progression of horses and riders over the years is just fantastic. We also have three early dates for XC schooling organised too.

Morgan and Smurf, HOYS 2012Clinic regulars Morgan and Jules both qualified for HOYS Search for a Star classes; Morgan in the Working and Ridden Hunter, and Jules in the Riding Club Horse. Both combinations have come on enormously and make me very proud. Morgan also won Adult Intermediate Rider of the Year, Equitation Champion and Open Working Hunter Champion at the National Side-Saddle Championships. Top effort!

On the Pony Club side I was chuffed to bits that Lilly Ward passed her B Test Riding (having already done her Care), Morgan passed both her B Test Riding and Care, and I passed my probation to become a Pony Club B Test Examiner….phew!

Beccy taking camp very seriouslyIt was a crazy summer squeezing everything in; some people having lessons at 6.30 am – who says horsey people are mad?! Of course we can’t forget Adult Camp at Bedgebury….another brilliant weekend full of laughter. No-one who was there will ever forget the session on the peanut ball with Lena Pearson-Wood, just hilarious. A month or two afterwards I had an email from Ira who came to camp having never jumped a fence before. Her superstar pony Honey and her had won their first little one day event. Wow!

I can’t close the year without thanking Louisa for our constant supply of fantastic photographs. I am starting to think they have far more to do with the popularity of the clinics than my teaching!

I am very much looking forward to what 2013 has in store. Bring it on!

Happy New Year to you all,

Janine and Martin

December 31, 2012 Posted by | Dressage trainer, Eventing trainer, Instruction, Our Horses, Pony Club | , , , , , , | Leave a comment