Category Archives: Beach training

Preparations for Sydney CDI 2015

CC and Penny with Micha and I at the beach yesterday afternoon

CC and Penny with Micha and I at the beach yesterday afternoon

CC and Penny with Micha and I at the beach yesterday afternoon

CC and I with Penny and Micha at the beach yesterday afternoon

CC and I with Penny and Micha at the beach yesterday afternoon

CC and I with Penny and Micha at the beach yesterday afternoon

Have to start concentrating on CC to prepare for the Sydney CDI 2015. We are in the Small Tour classes, and Boy what a strong field!!! Apparently record entries again for this year’s event. So pack your bags and come down for a little hol and watch all these wonderful riders and horses. It’s an exciting event!!! 7-9 May at SIEC Horsley Park, we compete on the Thursday with the Prix St Georges and the Intermediate 1 on the Friday and then we have to qualify to get into the Intermediate Freestyle on the Saturday night.

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Back from Orange CDI 2015

Sue and I were impressed with CC for this trip as she seemed much more mature, with the whole experience and competing. Although at times she does get a bit overwhelmed with the event and the atmosphere and unfortunately that is reflected in her scores, as a few tiny mistakes crept in. But it was only her third Intermediate 1. We will post some photos of C at Orange as soon as we get some.

So we are back home and already working on our areas to improve.

We had a day of beach riding this morning… meditation for CC and going really fast for Penny…!!!

The two girls are off to Grafton this Sunday, CC to do the Small Tour and Penny is going Medium.

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Beachrider wanted

Sally Evans on Villa and Michaela on Sydney

I on Villa and Michaela on Sydney

This is Sydney and Michaela and I riding Villa on the beach on Saturday. We had a ball! It is so funny cause I think Sydney needs to learn how to GO!!!!!!!, so he can keep up with Vila, Peter’s racehorse (who has won a race and who is pretty fast), bred by Bart Cummings …

At the moment I am riding him on the beach every second day, but I have to have a mate with him, as he is not confident to go by himself. So anyone out there who rides on the beach, please let me know. We go with Dawn on her dressage pony Tim, and we have Sydney to teach how to GO. But I soon run out of dressage horses, and so I need a running supply of horses to ride with. (Maybe I should get Pete to don the breeches!!!!)

SO THIS SUMMER, we are going to put our concentrated efforts into Villa, and get him up and racing.

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With CC and Sydney on the beach

Sally Evans on A Spider Bite and Michaela on A Sydney Boy (Sydney) on Patches Beach, South Ballina

I on CC and Michaela on Sydney, Patches Beach

We took CC and Sydney to the beach yesterday. Sue came as well and took the shot. We rode for about half an hour, mostly in a good canter. They both luved it, and like their father does, CC does too – MEDITATE: When we stopped for a little break, CC started to close her eyes, stood very still and was meditating…..mmmmmm :))))))

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Kevin and Sydney on the beach again

Kevin and Sally on Patches Beach 28.02.2013

Racehorse Kevin and Sally on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

Boy!!! Maybe we should change the name of our place to Sally‚Äôs Seaside Dressage Riding…!!! Last Thursday, we had a gap in the rainy weather and took Sydney and Kevin down, and I gave Kev his first taste of going a bit faster than in the dressage arena!!

Sydney and Michaela

Sydney and Michaela on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

Sally on racehorse Kevin and Michaela on A Sydney Boy

Sally on racehorse Kevin and Michaela on A Sydney Boy on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

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Training with Poppy on the beach and bitless at SDS

CC ridden by Poppy

CC ridden by Poppy

One of my students, Poppy, is currently staying with us for a while. Yesterday, we have been on the beach, with Poppy riding CC and I on Kevin the racehorse. It was a super day, great weather. Both our horses were keen to show off their talents at speed training… cross-training for dressage… Poppy also tried out the bitless bridle that Iris has introduced us to, one of the latest models from Germany we have been riding Basil (aka A’Seduction) in too. Further below is Poppy on her Basil boy Mr Tickles.

Poppy aboard CC and I on the racehorse Kevin

Poppy aboard CC and I on racehorse Kevin

Poppy on her Mr Tickles for the first time bitless - he really likes it

Poppy on her Mr Tickles for the first time bitless – he really likes it

Mr Tickles with the bitless bridle from Germany

Mr Tickles with the bitless bridle from Germany

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CC with Milly and Raquel on the Beach

CC, bay mare by A'Seduction, born 2006, part-owned by Sue MacDonald, here at Patches Beach.

Sally on CC, bay mare by A’Seduction, born 2006, part-owned by Sue MacDonald, here at Patches Beach.

We took CC and Milly to the beach a couple of weeks ago. It was CC’s first time ever. She follows in her Dad’s hoofsteps; she walks down to the water and starts to meditate. Milly is here on a working holiday with Raquel and she enjoys the relaxation of it too. Milly is a horse we had bred as a racehorse for Peter. She has moved on to a career as an eventer with Raquel who now owns her.

CC on the beach

CC

CC and Milly

CC and I, and Raquel on Milly

CC and Milly

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