|Posted by Dom Ingvall on June 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM|
Over the last weekend we had 2 horses representing Kitara Lodge at events,
Corambo headed down to Melbourne to compete at the 3 day event in Werribee in the CCI** with Christine Bates. This was Corambo's 'event to win' He was looking fantatic in the dressage - a good score and held onto a very close 4th place after the dressage phase. Both the German judge and Barry Roycroft had Rambo scored up in the top 2 scores, however Australian judge, Gillian Rolton had other ideas and scored him a very dissapointing 12th place after dressage (i still do not understand how it can be so different - are they watching a different horse completely??)
Anyway, moving onto Cross Country day. Reports were it was a very wet and soggy track and alot of experienced combinations were retiring and getting elimanated. Rambo was great on the track and was on song to do another faultless Cross Country course, which he is always confidently scoring on the board, however a trip up the steps and a slippery line onto the arrowhead half way around in the big paddock saw Rambo loosing his line and not being able to make the distance - resulting in a 20 penalty score -after this Christine had Rambos best inerest at heart and took it slow from there on as not to injury him in the heavy going - smart move as he was no longer in the top placings.
This was a VERY unfortunate thing as he was definately on song to bring home a winning ribbon as it turns out Rambo was 1 of ONLY 2 clear rounds on day 3 in the shwojumping. The showjumping track indoors proving yet again to be challenging and Rambo made it look easy with plenty of scope for the bigger tracks. He did manage to climb up a good 7 placings with his clear round, however not in the winning circle this time. Rambo has been on fantastic form in the last 2 months with the following results:
1st Albury CIC 1*
1st Canberra CNC 1*
3rd Quirindi CNC 2**
6th SIEC CIC 2 **
4th Camden CIC 2**
And finishing 19th at Melbourne In the CCI 2**.
Rambo will now have a break and will be aiming up for a 3*** start toward the later months.
Veuve went to compete at the Camden Winter Jumping Festival and had a super day on the Saturday jumping really well in the 1 metre class with just one unlucky rail at the end of the course - this was a warm up class for the 4 year old class on the Sunday. We were hoping for an equally good class in the 4 year olde, however Veuve had other ideas. It was cold, wet and the jumps were just too small. Veuve isnt fond of jumping 'little' jumps and at just 85-90cm his mind was wondering and had a couple of uncharacteristic rails. This unfortunately put a damper on the day and being a baby we have to accept that not everyday will be as good as the last. Veuve will now have a couple of weeks off then do the SSJC Mid Year Championships in the 1metre classes and end on a good note before being turned out for a good 2 months to grow and chill out
On another note we welcome Michelle Clinch and her gigantic 18hh Warmblood Gelding, 'Frankie' and we also welcome back Peej Kingston with 'Kip' who has been on a holiday whilst Peej has been away getting married.
Kitara Lodge is buzzing with riders and horses and we are so glad to be able to accomodate everyone.
There are still agistment vaccanices availible. please contact us for more info.