And we’re off…

Ellie Fredericks & Legende P at Tweseldown 2024

Tweseldown was a fantastic first event of the 2024 eventing season for the LFE team.

The first day was with Ellie and new horse Legende P (Leo) in his first Intermediate run. We were delighted with him and learnt quite a lot. We probably did too much warm up before the dressage, but he did a nice test for 32, he had one pole early on in the SJ (due to rider error) but then a super clear XC saw him achieve his qualification. He now goes on with Ellie to Cirencester Open Intermediate u21 and then to his first 3* at Thoresby.

On Sunday Ellie was riding Lucy Thompson’s stallion, Penine View Silver Concorde in the Open Novice. Their first event together and they did a good test for 28 followed by just the last pole down SJ and then a lovely clear XC. This pair head for the Intermediate at Cirencester next.

Canadian resident pupil Poppy had a really lovely run on her own mare Lulu in the Novice and they too will go to Cirencester and then Thoresby 2*.

The newly designed courses, by Andy Heffernan, were absolutely fantastic so it was a real privilege to be able to take another 4 horses back there on Monday. Rachel Faulkner and her team produced a brilliant weekend at Tweseldown – an event that is always close to my heart, having first competed there myself 44 years ago aged 14 in the Novice on Miss Emma Lou!

Images courtesy of Spidge Event Photography

Leo looking great thanks to sponsors The Pure Feed Company. Ellie & Leo kindly kitted out by sponsors Devoucoux, Husk Horses, Toggi, Salute Equestrian, Gatehouse Hats & Foxy Equestrian.