An every day account of a small racing yard and the highs and lows....
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Incredible racing at this time of year with massive fields - Dancer came fourth out of thirteen in a ridiculously fast restricted - Bearing in mind that we knew the track wouldn't suit her as it isn't a stayers track we were really pleased and she ran on very well at the end. Ponty had cheek pieces on for the first time and Pete said that he was hard on the bridle when unfortunately he tried to jump the road crossing just before the open ditch and wasn't paying attention to what was in front of him and fell. He then got up and jumped every fence on his own without a pilot beautifully, so at least he wasn't put off jumping which is normally his forte. Pete, thank goodness, was fine.
It was a beautiful day and everyone joined us for a picnic afterwards. Both horses and jockeys home safe so a really great day.
We just have Rosie tomorrow at Chaddesley. Could be interesting............
Pauline has been race riding her own horses in point to points for 15 years and is now training with Doug. Pauline has recently got her trainers permit. They are both passionate about National Hunt racing and achieving maximum potential from their horses in the best possible way. This is why ‘Equine Fitness’ is a very exciting new business for them.
In 2006 Doug eventually plucked up the courage (it only took 7 years!) to propose to Pauline whilst they were on holiday in the Maldives and they married in the Lake District in June 2007.