Ebony has been having a busy time over recent weeks, competing on both her young horse Alby and her mature competitor Yoko. Yoko has returned from a 6 month break having been rested following soreness that had the potential to end her career. Ebony reports that Yoko has come back better than ever, and seems a lot happier in her training and jumping.
Young Alby is progressing well, and has been building his confidence on different courses through attendance at a few clinics.
Ebony recently competed on both Yoko and Alby at the Mandurang South Super Cross with Alby placing 4th and Yoko coming in 2nd by one point.
On the weekend of 14/15 October, Ebony took both horses to the Ballarat 2 Day Horse Trials, one of Ebony’s favourite events in the year. Alby performed well in his dressage test but unfortunately the judges didn’t agree marking him a low score. Yoko on the other hand was placed in the top 10 despite the odd spontaneous pig-root causing Ebony to demonstrate her good “Bronco-riding” skills!
Over the weekend competition, Alby was unable to move up in the placing’s, however Yoko came home with a 6th place against a tough and competitive field. A great result for her first official start after 6 months off and testimony to Ebony’s perseverance, patience and her love of Yoko.
EBONY’S COMPETITION SCHEDULE
4 & 5 November 2017 – Avenal EA Horse Trials