What a week!!! I would like to thank everyone for their lovely messages both during and after Bradgate Park Fonzie and I were lucky enough to win the Horseware Australia CCI two star at Melbourne 3de.
Special thanks go to Horseware Australia for sponsoring the 2* class as well as all the other sponsors and the organising committee that made Melbourne such a great event.
Congratulations to all the other competitors, especially the winning young rider team. Well done to Grace Kay on your win in the 1*! It was great to see you do so well.
Fonzie was just about foot perfect all weekend! We had a slight but fairly stressful hiccup when he studded his back pastern cross country and pulled up a little off. A huge thanks to Fiona Hughes for your generous help and advice to help get us through trot up. What a legend! I could actually hear you riding me home in the Showjumping from your commentary box!
Also to Tallara Barwick who stepped in at the last minute for some extra help in the showjumping warm up. It couldn’t have gone any better and you’re advice and help were much appreciated.
My amazing cool down crew of Bruce Farrar, the Ramsey Family,
Grace Kay and Mel Webber. You guys were great!
A big thanks to Mel Webber who travelled down with me and competed very successfully in the one star. Thankyou for your help especially your wonderful plaiting!
I can’t thank John and Bev Healey from Bradgate Park enough for the opportunity to ride such a special horse. You two are just as amazing as your horse!
To my fantastic sponsors Mitavite who keep my horses looking and performing so well we appreciate your continued support.
Also to Cwd Australia and Samshield Australia who supply me with great gear. I’ve had a pretty good run since swapping into the Cwd Classic saddles!!
Finally to my amazing support crew at home. Chloe and Taylor for keeping everything running smoothly and for all their help in the lead up to Melbourne. So much effort was put in with the early morning gallops and all the little extra’s. Your help is greatly appreciated and we are lucky to have two such special members of our team.
To my amazing partner Tarsha Hammond. We all know your the brains behind this outfit. I know you don’t think I always listen but clearly I must a little:)!
Thanks Fonz Bomb! You are a great horse.