Emily has been selected for the Young Rider European Championships! She has had a very consistent season with Loxley and went well at the final trial at Aston Le Walls HTs securing a squad place. The Championships are in Poland at the end of August which Team King are all very excited about!!
I had a satisfying win with Lottie (Kings Choice) in the IN at Dauntsey HTs last week (made even more satisfying by beating Emily on Dargun!!) Billy, Bobby and Joey, my home bred 5 yr olds are shaping up well and getting established at BE100 level…I’m loving feeling them progress and enjoying what they are bred to do!
One of Emily’s owners has bought a lovely new 7 yr old horse from Ireland to boost Emily’s team, from Richard Shane, called Cooley Currency.
It’s been an interesting last month – as well as all the horsey things, we had a fun family dive holiday in Egypt. Also I loved being a crew member in the Round The Island race. It was wonderful meeting the inspirational Ellen MacArthur who was supporting her Cancer Trust, taking a group of young people sailing who were recovering from cancer, to help them regain confidence. Speaking of that horrible disease, please support the amazingly brave event rider Ben Hobday by donating to any cancer charity…this disease needs to be beaten.