Ellie and Belaero came 2nd in their first ever Pony trial at Aston le Walls! I am so proud and delighted for them. Having just done the minimum requirements at BE90 and BE100 they produced a fantastic result on Saturday, with a perfect performance in all three phases - a beautiful 30.3 dressage, a foot-perfect SJ around a tough, up to height 1.10m track which caused many problems, followed by an easy, confident XC within the time. Belaero is truly the most delightful, professional, talented pony and has surpassed all our expectations. She is totally adorable and our assessment of her on that dark and dingy December afternoon was completely right. We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to develop such a super pony. It's just such a shame we didn't find in time for Ellie to do FEI ponies with her, but when the time comes she will have a really exciting future with a younger, smaller rider.
The Dauntsey's School Equestrian 90 team had a successful Sunday at Stonar, winning the schools event and qualifying for the championships later this year.
Meanwhile, the rest of the LFE team were at Millfield where Bridget Hall's Britannia's Cabaret was a complete superstar with Oceane Amans, to achieve a brilliant 5th place in her first BE event, only missing the 3rd place due to being too quick XC! Another lovely Britannia's Mail progeny - watch out for this one!
Zoe Taylor-Jones was very happy with her own horse Billy Alberto, with a great double clear in the BE90.