Sunday, July 26, 2015

Drama Filled Day!

But first back to yesterday.  After the horsey jumping had finished we all relaxed with a few drinks, the horses came to join us for a while.

Kimberley did some horse planking. 

We also had a game of cricket, which was fun, then later in the evening we went for a walk around the arena.

Someone decided that we would attempt all the jumps! 

Us older and unfit ones weren't up to it. 

But the young uns flew... 

Niece Kimberley, Elaine and the four doggies posing on our bed.  

So to today....

The first drama happened about 7.30am when the two girls went over the stables to get the horses ready for today's jumping.

Kimberley rang Elaine hysterical that her horse was missing from the stable!!  Within a few seconds Elaine had woken our camp up and everyone was rushing around getting dressed.

A few minutes later she rang to say that he was in another stable!  Apparently he got out in the night and was wandering around and someone found him so put him in a stable a few rows away!

We all stood down and had a cuppa.

Tiff was the first one jumping today and qualified with a clear round, then went on to come fourth in the final. 

It was a great result and she was well pleased as were we all. 

Next up was Kimberley who qualified with a clear round then came 8th in the final after clipping a pole. 

Another good result, there were 51 riders in Kimberley's event and 26 in Tiffs.

Next Kimberley was competing again at a greater height, which was going great until she got to jump no 8.

Things went a bit pear shaped as the following pics show.

After she landed the horse panicked and as her foot was caught in the reins she was dragged backward through the jump, luckily she soon became untangled and horsey didn't run too far.

It was the first time she has come a cropper in a competition.   Neither Kimberley nor Neeko the horse were hurt, but it was certainly a scary moment.

After that it was time for all the others to pack up and go home (in the pouring rain!)

We are now completely on our own and, having dried out from being drenched we are hoping to stay here the night.

We actually don't know where we are going to go tomorrow!

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