February 14th - Unaffiliated Dressage - Oakridge
A quick rush around after work to get to Oakridge with Fanfaire & Mayfaire and whilst the warm up was one big puddle they both worked well, Fanfaire almost (!) held it together for the whole test (P7) for 73% and 3rd place and Mayfaire was a little tense throughout for 67% and also third in N24. So a positive outing with work to be done! (as there always is!)
January 26th - Unaffiliated Dressage - Hargate EC -
It was a real family day out for Serenaides 'kids'!
To Be Faire (Toby) contested his first time inside the boards and coped well with 65% and 5th place, he then went onto the clear round where he jumped clear and won! Well done to Kirstie for getting him going so well,
Fanfaire had her first ridden outing in over a year (due to broodmare life last year) and produced a nice test (schooled once and one lesson since her return, as mainly hacked for fitness) and she only went and won it with over 69%!!
Mayfaire also produced a good test in the next prelim class with over 68% and 2nd place, we then attempted our first novice test which was ok in parts but after being drenched we were both ready for home and i need new rains and I have zero grip! However 63% and 3rd was good enough!!
EDIT* Mayfaire actually got 69% in her prelim and won the section!
January - Elite scheme results for 2019
Fantastic results for the stud with Furzley Colinnaide topping the scheme, owned by Paul Davis and ridden by Kirstie Wright. Furzley Mermaide has been awarded her silver performance grade (following visits to HOYs in the ridden and working hunter) and RI with great success in the show ring too. Furzley Serenaide has now got her gold grade for progeny (she was awarded silver last year!) which is a fantastic achievement!
Since the full league has been released Fanfaire was 14th, Game Faire (Spirit)18th then Faire Play (Player) and Faire Enough (Fred) also appearing on the list!