Exciting showjumping weekend for Team Newell

June 27, 2015

IMG_4809Lewis (9) did his first Novice at the Clients Show Friday 19th June, riding Becky G.
IMG_4886Big sister Sophie (13) has recently started a loan of Murphy (Diani Western-Kaye’s first eventing horse), and did her first showjumping with him in the Novice class. Sophie has started lessons with Natalie Western-Kaye and is really excited about her progress in a short period of time.

Lewis and Sophie both did excellently at the Clients Show and received rosettes and great applause from the spectators and their ever-present fan club (mum and granny). Granny used to be a showjumper and backed horses for others. She is full of advice for everyone! Typical comment from granny: “Point at the jump and just get on with it!”

Spurred on by their confidence from Friday evening, they entered the Unaffiliated Showjumping on Sunday. It was Lewis’ first time at a bigFullSizeRender show and Sophie’s first with the new horse. They were both very excited and maybe just a little nervous…..

Lewis got a 6th place in the Mini class (approx 60cm) and went home with a purple rosette to match his numnah.

IMG_4859Sophie came 2nd in the Novice class (approx 80cm) and with further increased confidence, a blue rosette and a 2nd place plaque, she entered the Intermediate class (approx 90cm). Despite tough competition, she came 5th. Smiles all around.

Mum, Tess, said “I am truly pleased they did well. I only want them to come out smiling.” She has nicknamed Sophie+Murphy, Team Smurfy. Their next show is the unaffiliated showjumping at Snowball Sunday 26th July.

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