torstaina, huhtikuuta 30, 2015

Mannheim 1.-5.5.

This weekend I'm going to Mannheim and I'm taking Lennox for the big tour. The Gran Prix is on Friday and then I'll try to qualify for the special which is on Saturday. 

lauantaina, huhtikuuta 11, 2015


Directly after Austria I load Solina to the truck and drove another 400km  to Joosland in Holland. I found it important to get her use to the shows and get some routine on the Gran Prix level. We did another Gran Prix with 66,8% which I was happy about. I was able to ride her all the time even if there was some mistakes but some parts were already better than last weekend.
The next day we were allowed to ride the GP special. Solina really tried to do her best and I think that was the best test for us so far internationally. The score 66,45% was enough for 8th place.
Now I'm driving back home to Etteln and Solina will get her well-earned holiday! 

maanantaina, huhtikuuta 06, 2015

Stadl Paura

A nice weekend in Stadl Paura, Austria, is turning to an end. Tomorrow will be the last test for me and Lord of Lennox.
I left home on Thursday with Sini Solina and Lennox and after 10 hours I arrived to the Pferdecentrum-Stadl Paura. The horses were both very fresh and happy. On Friday I had the vet check only for Solina and then training with both of them. On Saturday was the Gran Prix for the special which I rode with Solina. I was riding her too carefully in the test and she got a bit unsure what to do. Therefor we had some uncertainties in transitions and then the one tempi changes didn't work out. Our score were just above 64% but we still made it in to the special. Then today I really tried to support and help her through the test and she was also much better. The Gran Prix special is a very long test and Solina got really tired towards the end. That's why the last center line was hard for her and there we lost many points. Our score was 66,098% and we were on the 10th place. The first international ribbon for Solina!