Team Reynolds Showing July News

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Well, what a busy month it’s been for us…
On July 9th we headed off to North Of England Summer Pony Show where Nat and Colourprint were a very close second in the HOYS coloured qualifier. Simon and the novice Churchtown Minstrel were pulled top but made a green mistake and ended up 5th, as did Wulfstan Fenman in the plaited section. There are consistently around 20 in each class of these coloured qualifiers. They are really tough classes…
On July 9th we were at The Great Yorkshire Show were Simon was ride judging the Novice Hunters, Novice Workers and he assessed the conformation of the HOYS Q ladies hunters.
On July 15th we attended The TSR show at Onley. Simon and Colourprint won the HOYS maxi cob class and Victoria Buckland and Cobswallop were 4th. The rain was very heavy and I think we all resembled drowned rats at the end of the day. Still, to gain another HOYS ticket was a great feeling.

We decided to take a quick detour before we left for the Royal International to Mid Herts at Keysoe where again the rain poured…. Nat and Goldsmark went superbly to finish second in a very strong novice cob class and Simon and Morrows Marksman were open cob champions… 

It was then a quick dash home to clean and dry all the tack and head off to RIHS.
On the way to Hickstead (RIHS) we suffered two blowouts on the lorry, so it wasn’t the best start….
However the weeks results were very good, with Wulfstan Fenman gaining a 4th in the plaited coloured class and Nat won best turned out groom.

Then we headed from our base at Hickstead to The New Forest Show where Nat and Colourprint won a huge coloured HOYS qualifier and stood champion. What a great result. 
We then headed back to RIHS where Victoria Buckland and Cobswallop gained two seconds in both the open Maxi cob and the Amateur class. A fabulous result for them. 
Then Simon and HW cob Morrows Marksman (Bentley) were pulled top in their class but unfortunately went to second after Bentley found the deep mud a little too heavy going and struggled slightly with the ride judge. The weather unfortunately turned the rings into a mud bath. They still managed a great spin round in the main International arena though, which is a real achievement. 
After a week away at Hickstead and feeling completely exhausted, we then headed, with a days rest to Bakewell show where simon and Wulfstan Fenman picked up their Heavyweight Hunter HOYS ticket. This horse normally just contends coloured classes and this was his first attempt at a hunter class, let alone a HOYS qualifier. 
We are really pleased with how all the horses coped with such a busy months showing and they all look really well thanks to British Horse Feeds. Here’s hoping next month will be as successful, perhaps a little quieter and a little less rain would be nice! 

Simon and Natalie x