So at last we have some shows to go to. This season Michael will be competing three horses at the more advanced levels starting with Rihanna, a horse we bought as a foal, at advanced medium. Then there is Dante who has also been with us from a foal and will compete at Prix St. Georges and Inter 1. And then Figlio, who came to us two years ago and will be competing at Small Tour.
Its such a long journey from foals to advanced competition but even more rewarding to see these horses progress through the levels. Our focus these past few years has been very much on producing some homebred horses and so we are looking forward to showing our now four, five and six-year-olds in the Shearwater Young horse classes.
Maria is hoping to finish her List One Judges exam which was postponed through lockdown. She enjoys her judging and with the retirement of Royal Concert should have more opportunity to pursue this at least until one of the young ones is ready for the higher levels of competition.
We have a few new changes at home, not least the arrival of Michael and Mayas second child Amalia. Josh who is two next month keeps everyone on his toes, not least his Opa Ferdi and Uncle Luke. We are very lucky to have our own little community here at Pink Green and are all there to do whats necessary to help each other out.
One of our two broodmares, a filly from Dornroeschen by de Niro has tested in foal to Boncoeur, and I am eagerly waiting to see if Farouches daughter is also in foal. This mare has given us three beautiful young horses sired by the stallions Zack, Fuerst Romancier and Fidertanz. Hopefully some exciting times ahead.
The British Horse Feeds team want to send their congratulations to Michael and Maya and have no doubt Josh will be an awesome big brother!
Look out for our next story with Team Eilberg focusing on feeding Fibre-Beet.
Top right Michael Eilberg and bottom right Maria Eilberg at a past Burghley Demo.