July 2011




Its been a year since we visited your yard (by chance!) and brought Ollie (Orlando) home for Sophie.  Two youngsters together – they have both grown, trained and matured and they are now starting to compete.  We are taking it slowly as we don’t want to overcook things!  However every time out Sophie and Ollie have been placed.  We did ask someone to ride him at BYEH as a 4 year old last year and he came 2nd!! Sadly there were only 15 forward and we didn’t qualify – there were 16 entered in the catalogue so we missed it by one! We continued with dressage through the winter locally and came home with 1sts and 2nds.  Following fantastic support from Susie ‘G’ we came home with a win at Pony Club ODE.  Oli has then competed in two BE events 90 and 100 and came 5th in both.  We have recently returned from a clinic at Somerford with Susie G and Peter Laidlaw – thought you may like to see some photos attached.  We are so delighted with Ollie – he is a dream to handle and ride and a real softy – we are hoping to continue his success later this year and continue fully with BE next year.  We are off to another ODE tomorrow – thank you for the opportunity to have such a superstar – he has been admired by many wherever we go!


Jacqui, Sophie and Oli xxx