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BOP Championship Show

Last weekend, we took three horses down to Taupo to compete in the BOP Championship Show.

Lynette Jackson on Ballytruckle Riley is having a nice time collecting ribbons and points for Horse of the Year. This combination were placed in several Hack classes and ended with getting a third placing so they are improving each time they enter the ring. Lynette has put many hours training into Riley and its beginning to show.

Here is a link to Rileys video of the 1.05m class.Video of Riley

Niamh West was riding her pony Ballytruckle Shamrock in the Category C ring, they had a great weekend getting two placings.

Steve rode his green hack Ballytruckle Rafferty, he was in the Training ring and improved with each class. We were drenched right through by relentless rain for the whole day on Saturday and my phone, that was in my coat pocket, is now not operating. We were so wet, we may as well have jumped straight in the lake!!

On Sunday we had showers with shafts of sunlight, hail!! and wind which blew down jumps and caused spooky horses. SIGH The weather was wild and dramatic and after spending all day in the clouds on Saturday like Children of the Mist we were very ready to pack up our cosy truck camp and head home with a howling crosswind.