Just to fill you in on the latest news regarding Tilly and the wonderful Noffy: After a great start to the Ã‚Â eason they have continued on fine form. After yet another double clear they finished 8th at the British Pony Championships at Brand Hall, a fantastic achievement especially after a somewhat inauspicious start in the dressage phase (neither of them are very keen on this bit). With such consistent results it was no surprise, but still an enormous thrill, when they were named reserves for the British Pony team to contest the FEI Pony European Eventing Championships in Fontainbleau this month. They franked their form in a satisfying way when, at the final British squad run at Barbury International a couple of weeks ago they came 3rd of all the squad ponies and 7th overall.
Assuming we don’t get a last minute trip to France, Tilly has decided to target the Pony Club Open Eventing Championships this summer: they did very well there last year, and with a new, stunning venue at Cholmondeley Castle it seems like a great place to finish her pony eventing career. Then it will be time to find Noffy a home which deserves him, which won’t be easy, and onto horses!
Tilly continues to find her Kanteq comfy and secure XC – it still hasn’t yet been tested in anger but I know that, when it one day is, it will give her the best protection available.