Janine Lamy

Little Lexi

Lexi is a 15.3 hands 10 year old Irish Sport Horse mare by Captain Clover. She came to join us in May 2013 having already had her first experiences of going out and popping some small fences. She had obviously not enjoyed her journey south and was very immature and weak so we decided to give her time to mature mentally and physically before starting work on making her a little event horse.

She came back into work Spring 2014 as a very anxious pony and slowly progressed towards her BD debut in October that year at Eaglesfield scoring 70% in her Prelim. She has continued with jumping practise through the winter and did her first two hunter trials in Spring 2015, and some unaffiliated and Riding Club events including a 3rd place in a Felbridge BE80 combined training that summer. She can get very spooky and stressed, especially in the ring so we are slowly plugging away with helping her cope with life. She is also still maturing physically and has grown a good inch. She spent a large part of the year just hacking to increase her confidence.

She hunted a few times over the winter 2015-16 with Martin and jumped double clear around the Munstead BE80. She then went off sick for several months with a nasty infection in her leg that had her boarding at Bell Equine. Since coming back into work we seem to have made quite a lot of progress and were absolutely delighted when Martin and her won their BE80 at Horseheath on their dressage score of 22.0! She finished her eventing season 2016 with four double clears from four BE80 events and a 1st, 2nd and 4th place.

 

She worked through the winter and started evening at BE90 in 2017, winning at Horseheath on her dressage score of 23.0, coming 4th at Chilham and winning again at Borde Hill. She did four BE100s finishing with an 8th place at Horseheath but just didn’t seem herself after that. Blood tests were all normal so eventually she went to the vets for investigations and despite being sound we found some problems in both hind suspensories. Poor girl had been trying so hard all summer. Just as we went to bring her back into work she fractured a pedal bone in the field. We decided that a full year off was her best chance of a full recovery.

She came back into work at the end of August 2018 and seems to be on fine form. She finished the year with a few preliminary BD outings with Janine, then onto 2019 making her debut at Elementary and skipping into the 70% club. She has qualified for the BD Area Festivals and Regionals, and has completed her first BE80 event since her injuries double clear with Janine who hasn’t evented, or even jumped, in years. She’s so cool!