Grafton Championships & an update

Hey Everyone,

The Grafton Riding Club Championships were something I had been looking forward to since my last Competition in April. Moo has been training super and his last competition was excellent so I was starting to feel that I may be in for a good weekend.


A lot has changed since April. I have moved the horses to their new home in New Italy. To see my new home visit the Facebook page Northern Rivers Equestrian Centre!

I am super lucky to have the facilities I have always dreamed of and my old retired boy Billy has his forever home now.FullSizeRender1

Life is good πŸ™‚

I also am now fortunate enough to own a new horse, a beautiful Warmblood no less who is sired by San Rubin II and is a cool and calm fellow. He is 16.3hh, black and majestic and is currently competing Novice and Elementary.

His name is Costa, but to me he is perfect so I have called him Mr Perfect.Β IMG_5146

My beautiful Mr Perfect (San Costa WD) was to be ridden by his former owner for this event in the Novice and Elementary Championships.Β Don’t they look a treat !IMG_5237





I had my focuses on the Preliminary Championship and after our awesome scores of 68% and 65% in April I was pretty sure there would be a Rosette with my name on it.


However it was not to be, Moo just wasn’t in the game this weekend. I couldn’t work it out, I tried everything and it didn’t work. I was pretty upset. I later found out that his feed had been changed and he was high on life and sugar! He also had to travel with Costa, rather than usually alone, so there were a few differing factors that didn’t put us in the position for a successful weekend. Live and learn I guess.

The new float that I purchased is a total set up and I love it. It has a microwave and power points, a fridge, a cupboard for my things, a rug box, a swinging tack box and it is a two horse angle. It even has room for a shower!!


As I was there with my Bucky Rose and my heater I barely knew myself, it’s pretty good and it’s been a long time coming. I smile.


The horses were in bed and snuggly. πŸ™‚ I checked on them at 8pm and midnight before finally resting.



Next morning Bucky and I were up early and he was helping mummy feed the horses. Β He’s a good boy and it had been far too long since we had been to a show together. I had missed him.

It was an awesome two days, I got to compete and spend time with my Bucky and I got to catch up with friends, so all in all it was a good time, despite not winning a single ribbon!

Costa went super in the Novice 2:2 and 2:3 with some scores of 64% and 63% and scoring two fifth places. He went wonderful in the Elementary on the Sunday and even though he was out of the ribbons I couldn’t have been prouder of him.

The other highlight of the weekend was catching up with Nathan Harvey, a super nice person and his horse Dom who is just everything you would expect a black stallion to be!

We are Β both super lucky to be sponsored by Peter Williams Riding Apparel and they have such wonderful products! Go check it out at

That’s it from me,,, Happy Riding & Keep Smiling

Mel x


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