July saw Chris and his team head north for the Queensland run. Star of the show was Black Currency, his imported gelding winning the Futures Stars event at the Gatton World Cup show.
His other young gun, Cera Cassiago, placed well in the Mini prixs and is learning his craft very well indeed.
Home in NSW, the team at Diamond B spend the time resting or training, depending on their ages and Helen, Amanda and two other friends heading off to Mongolia on the horse trek. A wonderful and completely different experience riding tough Mongolian horses across the magnificence landscape. A very worthy trip to add to anyones bucket list.
August saw Chris head to Europe to look for more horses and attend the World Equestrian Games and catch up with our old mate ‘Vivant’.
Vivant jumping at his second World Championships was superb. 8th overall individually and the linchpin for the top 10 finishing Ukraine team. What a horse!
His progeny continue to star here in Australia and his frozen semen means he can continue to contribute to the breeding of jumpers down under for many years to come.
A lovely dose of over 100 ml of rain, may have stopped many competitions here in the Sydney basin, but we are in full swing in preparation for the National Championships in Werribee in September. Watch this space for results.
Spring looks like being wonderful after all that lovely rain and the mower is working hard to keep up already!!