Shazada was one of my first broodmares, and we competed in eventing in the USA and Canada.
Her daughter Shirin Giz is in foal for 2015...
In 1999 I bought Olimpic Gul and Shazda Giz, my first 2 pure bred mares. I trained both of them for eventing.
Here is Olimpic Gul, at different venues, and currently I compete on her son Paktaly!
On her last day before returning to England Alex wanted to ride Pan Tau again, so I rode DP and we did a trail ride.
After lunch she jumped Kegas XC and Zoe Paelka.
Zoe and Paelka
Alex and Kegas
Our last recognized show for the year! Alex is on the waiting list with Kegas...but did not make it in.
I got a good dressage score on Paktaly, 39.5 and stood in 8th place.
Cross country warm up went well, and we jumped clean! So proud of him because there were some challenging questions out there! We had 1.2 time faults and moved up to 7th place!
Sunday show jumping the pressure was up...one rail could put me out of the ribbons...but it turned out we were one of only 2 combinations that jumped double clear in our class and we finished in 6th place!
So proud of my horse!
Alex is visiting from England, and in return for helping at the farm she is staying with us.
We have taken glamor shots of the horses, we covered Shirin twice with Pan Tau, rode a lot and made a new jump, and now she is the last one left on the waiting list to compete at Aspen Horse trails...fingers crossed she and Kegas get to compete!
Every year I make a new jump. This year Alex who is visiting from England helped. So we decided to name it the "black root from England".
It took us about an hour to get the log from the neighbors to our pace, and today it took us about 10 minutes to unspook the horses!!!
I took Paktaly only to Caber Farm. Our dressage was ok, and CX we did better...but we did had one stop...at a coop in the woods!!!
We also had a stop in stadium at a triple bar, then went clear over it...and no rails down, but this left us in 14th place...
Next day at home Alex, the working student from England noticed he did not want to stand square and so the chiropractor came out the next day...and of course as I waited for his appointment...he stood square again...
He got adjusted anyway, but there was nothing out of the ordinary...
Zoe and I rode Kegas and Paktayi at the Young Riders Horse Trials in Centralia, WA.
On Friday we did an extra dressage test, and we were both happy with our horses and scores, and the show started on Saturday where I got the exact same score as the day before, a 39.4 .
We did show jumping the same day and did well.
Sunday cross country I had 3 refusals at 3 different jumps! So we finished but had a huge amount of jump and time penalties!
Zoe had a stop at the water and thought she was eliminated and left the course...but according to scoring she wasn't eliminated...
Still we are happy with our rides, Zoe had never evented on Kegas and it was her first Novice event.
Paktaly on the left, Kegas on the right