Our first jumping lessons of the season took place on a balmy Friday evening at Greenacres. Sonya McAleer took us through our paces, with some gentle pole-work to warm us up and a gradual progression to the more challenging and imposing castle. The horses were in flying form, especially Paddy’s Lizzie and Cliff’s Shyla who both obviously enjoyed being back at the jumping. The award for good humored determination definitely goes to Amelia, who successfully popped her distinctly dressage-minded youngster around the short course, with much laughter from all concerned. I’m afraid I only grabbed one quick shot on the evening…we badly need a club photographer again.
This Friday sees us back at Greenacres for another jumping session with Sonya. Book in via the club WhatsApp group.
The superb weather over the weekend has encouraged many of us out and about. Rachel, Anne and Regina joined forces with Tina, Ciara and Emma of the Donegal Gaeltachts to get in some cross-country practice at the superb Dirraw farm. Suzanne had completed the Eventing Ireland course there the previous weekend and had assured everyone that the facilities were in top-notch condition. She was certainly right. This venue truly would be an excellent spot for a club or regional training day.