Cross Country and Show Jumping Training at Lower Peake Farm
On Friday 15th August a group of nine riders and their horses/ponies took a trip to Lower Peake Farm in Warnford for a day of Cross Country and Show Jumping training.
The girls arrived at the yard at 8.30am. They caught their horses/ponies in from the fields and prepared them for travelling. A lot of fun and laughter was had by all as the girls attempted to put tail bandages on the horses. Everyone helped each other and all tail bandages were successfully and correctly put on in the end! The girls loaded up the two lorries with tack, haynets, water, lunch and first aid kits (horse and human). Then we loaded the horses – all were very well behaved. It took about 45 minutes to drive to Lower Peake Farm.
Upon arrival we tacked up the horses/ponies and were split into two groups. Crystal’s group tackled the cross country course first, whilst Debbie’s group took on the very colourful and spooky show jumps.
At lunchtime, after a good couple of hour’s instruction and jumping, we stopped for lunch. The girls untacked their mounts, gave them a drink and their haynets and then we ate our lunch and chatted about the experiences of the morning. Hattie said she fell off (she was unhurt) whilst jumping the xc mermaid jump into the water. Luckily she missed the water by a few feet! She jumped back on Sean and successfully jumped the mermaid and water combination. Issie and Sienna seemed very content making their loom band bracelets sat on the ramp of the lorry!
After lunch, the girls tacked up their horses/ponies and swapped groups. There were plenty of smiles on the girls faces whilst riding round the lovely cross country course and many looks of concentration as they focused on the challenging and colourful show jumps. Rocky was a little unsure about jumping over a “mini” and put in a very bold jump and Topper looked like he’d jumped hundreds of “disco balls” and really didn’t seem very phased!
We finished jumping about 4pm. The girls washed off the horses/ponies, gave them more hay, loaded up and we headed home.
It was a fantastic outing. The horses and ponies thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the girls had a super experience learning even more about cross country and show jumping!
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