This summer I returned to the Netherlands with Mireille (our trips sec for this year), where we got to have a lovely dressage lesson one day and a hack and gallop through the dunes and along the beach! It was so much fun but we obviously missed the rest of our fellow #umecontour goers from our Easter trip! Here we are, shown below (I’m the one on the palomino for those who don’t know me!). I was also fortunate enough to go to a show jumpers’ yard in Spain, where I had an incredible jumping lesson that really pushed me as a rider and I can’t wait to do some more jumping at uni! Unfortunately, I do not have my own horse so my days riding back home are very limited… I continue to try to ‘steal’ my friends horses when I can :P
Hi! It's been a really busy summer of work this one, but I've always managed to find time to ride. I go every week on a Wednesday to JSE where I've been riding Bruno in jump clinics, he's a great jumper and a bit of a softy! I have a great time every week, even if there is the odd tumble off! I look forward to meeting you all in September when you can join in the fun, thanks Dean
This summer my mare had her foal on July 18th and I've basically just been visiting her and the foal a couple times a week (cos they're fairly far away), he's a sweet little chestnut colt. I also had a ride with Elena when I visited her in Leicestershire and we cantered around some fields together, I'll send you a couple of photos of the foal!
I have been riding quite a lot over the summer - nearly every day! I ride my mum’s horse – the lovely Leo, pictured NOT wanting to come in from the field for a jumping lesson - and a friend’s horse – Benjamin, pictured with me riding him in our fields! I was also really lucky to be able to go and visit my old horse (The Chestnut, called Basil), who I unfortunately had to sell just over a year ago, and it was so nice to see him again! One of the best things about being in UMEC is that you make such good friends - Harriet (who is also on the committee) came to visit me and we went riding together which was fab!