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Nikki Baker - Showjumping

August - Wow another month gone already!!

Hope you've all had a fun and successful month! I've been pretty busy with shows. The month started well with Mr Willoughby winning at Summerhouse. Duncan from B&W injected his hocks at the beginning of June and he feels unbelieveable! That week I was very busy with teaching and riding.

A few of my clients are out competing and doing great, with wins at Cricklands being some of their achievements! It's so lovely watching people improve and doing what they love. That weekend we were off to Yeovil Agricultural Show, for the whole weekend! I love a good stay away show, and this one didn't disappoint! 

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Bella and Willy were loving jumping on grass, with Willy 2nd and Bella 4th in the Dorchester County Show qualifier and Willy was also 6th in the 1.20 on the first day! On the Sunday Bella was double clear and 3rd in the 1.10, and Willy was double clear and 2nd in the main class of the day, with the jumps standing at 1.35cm! We had such a great time and I was lucky as some of my clients were there watching so I had great helpers! It was a great show with lots of lovely shops I did treat myself to some new Dubarrys! 

The following week was the same as most, teaching , riding, being a mum! It all goes so quick before I knew it we were in the lorry heading to Dorset showground, such a lovely show centre. Casey owned by Jodie Parker Hill won the British novice. I was so thrilled as we've been putting a lot of work in at home with her so it was great to see it working Unfortunately Bella had the first fence in the jump off of her class, but yet again Willy was unreal and jumped a super quick double clear. With being first to go in the jump off I knew I had to go for it. The last to go beat us but I was still over the moon with how he went and picked up some good prize money! The horses have had a chill-out for the last week - lots of hacking and field time, and a week end off, so hopefully will be out again next week. I hope you all have a great month, and have lots of fun!

Nikki xxx

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