Monthly Archives: December 2010

Goodbye Europe and Goodbye Donnabella

     Donnabella is now in Quarantine in England, where she will spend the next 3 weeks before flying back to Australia.    She is one of 39 horses that are flying to Australia on the 20th of January.  Most of … Continue reading

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Mechelen CDI

  I was lucky enough to get a start at Mechelen in the PSG on the 27th of December.  It is a very popular show in Belgium and I have to thank Equestrian Australia and Roger for helping me get … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Australia

Merry Christmas to everyone at home, hope your Christmas will be warmer than mine.  We wanted a white Christmas but we didn’t want this much snow!  Yesterday the vet, 2 farriers and now the electrician have all run off the … Continue reading

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Sunday – Freestyle

    Saturday was the A final, so it was a nice relaxing day just watching!  Of course the two Germans were amazing scoring 79% and 78.750%, but the bottom few riders had major mistakes and still managed reasonable scores over 63%.  … Continue reading

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Friday – Individual Test

    Today I was first up in the YR Individual test, not the best draw, but hey when your results go up on the screen there is a number 1 next to your name!  She was much happier in the … Continue reading

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Thursday – Team Test

Well what a day This morning saw a warm up from 6 til 7 for the Young Rider World Cup horses but it became a free for all for every dressage horse and showjumpers. There  was 21  horses in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday – Trot Up

     Today we had the trot up and Donnabella passed as did all the other Young Rider horses, though about 10 of the 14 had to represent multiple times, some even 3, 4 or 5 times!  Trot up is not … Continue reading

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To the Festhalle

    Donnabella and I arrived in Frankfurt today ready for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders.  I had a lesson with Arjen this morning before heading for Frankfurt at midday.  Donnabella and I travelled in the transport … Continue reading

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Training in Belgium

    For the past 10 days I have been training with Dutch Olympic Rider, Arjen Teeuwissen, in Belgium.  We arrived here in the snow on Wednesday 2nd December and finally we could relax and enjoy the trip which had been … Continue reading

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Donnabella’s Trip

    Thanks to Simon Kale I have some wonderful pictures of Donnabella’s trip to Europe.  It wasn’t the best trip, being delayed 24 hrs and a much longer than expected stop in Singapore, but she is safely here now.  Simon … Continue reading

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