Fingerpost Rififi

The Grandson of one of the uk's most famous Champion Stallions ' Catherston Night Safe '

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Welsh National Championships 29/08/10

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 5:56 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys sorry I have not been blogging for a while but things have been a little busy. We have a new home which is great ...we have 6 fields and our own menage. My family have really gone to town to find me and Millie such a beautiful home with all the facilities.

 

Now to the good news after a 260 mile round trip to the Nationals today and nearly being to late for my ring....I did the business and improved on last years result of 4th. Yes guys I came 3rd at the championships...

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4th Again at Derby 2010 county show

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 3:46 PM Comments comments (0)

Well me and my family are a little disappointed with a 4th place again at Derby.

 

It seems current  judges trends are that they seem to be picking winners and placed horses that have the minimum of welsh blood in there lines...and seem to be going for stocky and well built types whos Mothers are mainly true horse blood types. So in a nutshell winners have a small % of welsh blood ' something like 15% or so.

 

So we made the rosettes again and plac...

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Show Season is here.

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 5:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Been a while readers since I last posted but hey I'm here now. Been busy over winter and my family have been introducing me to saddle and my mum as backed me on a dozen or soocassions...so its going well.

 

I make my first show appearence next week at the Derby County were I hope I will improve on last years placing of 4th. I am a little bigger and more mature this year so hopefully the judges will like me more.

 

Check back next week to see how I did at Derb...

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Latest Updates

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi readers

 

well it's been a while since I last posted any blog so I thought I would bring you up to date. I have been on the grass with millie since my last show wintering off and my coat is almost like a teddy bear.

 

At the end of October a very nice lady is coming to break me to saddle and give me some lessons she will be visiting once a week and teaching me all I need to know of course my Dad will be there too.

 

We also hopefully have ...

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Probably the end of my first show season & I welcome Millie to my site.

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys

 

my family have decided that work will now be concentrated on breaking me and finding a rider for me for next season.

 

I have really enjoyed my first showing season and have got some great experience. My family are really happy with my results and I have more than exceeded my familys goals for my first showing season. There maybe one or two smaller shows that I will be entered in at the last minute so come back often to see any new news.

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I made the rosettes at the Welsh National WOW...

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 7:13 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys

 

well what a great show I had at my very first National. I was originally placed 3rd but knocked down as the judge would have like to have seen me walk straighter...but hey my family and me are well happy with a 4th place rosette at national level.

 

It was a really good experience and a fine result in my first showing season. It was also good to be judged with others that are all below 128cm high.

 

I am now on the grass enjoying so...

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Eve of the National Welsh & Part-Bred Show.

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi readers..

 

well it is the welsh national show in the morning and after a solid week of rain it has been pretty hard for my groom to get me ready.. ' dodging the weather with mid-week grooming ' He has worked really hard to get me in good show condition even thou it as been a struggle with the weather.

 

First thing this morning I was let out on the grass to chill for a hour but it was not long before the rain began , so I was brought in and given a shower...

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Best Gelding @ Macclesfield. wow wee!!!

Posted on July 12, 2009 at 4:14 PM Comments comments (0)

What a day early start with my plaiting at 9am this morning and at the Macclesfield and District Show ground for 12 noon. My family entered me in the in-hand best gelding class and used this event as a warm up for the welsh nationals in August.

 

I came of the box a good hour before my class and my dad and trainer / groom got me in top show fettle and warmed me up ready for the class. My class was called at 2.00 pm and I entered the ring with my mum. There was some very good ...

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Macclesfield and District Riding Club Show 12th July 09.

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys

 

all being well I will be turned out for this show on Sunday. My owners are using the show as a warm up for the Welsh Nationals in August.

 

Theres quite a few classes I can enter but I will be going only in one class in the late afternoon thus allowing plenty of time for preparation and travel.

 

Check back soon guys to see if I made the show and to catch up on any news from this event.

 

Rififi x .

We have a new home..' it's great '

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi friends

 

well Millie and I have moved into our new home it's great with big stables and lots of lush grass ' just what I need for some conditioning before the Welsh Nationals in August. We moved this weekend on Saturday and spent the first night in our new stables and all day Sunday on the grass. We are both getting some rest for the rest of this week then I am going to be broke to saddle and lighly worked for my next show in 4 weeks.

 

My famil...

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3% bloodline short ' Disappointed '

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi readers

 

well my family have been chasing up my bloodlines so I could be registered as a partbred arab allowing me more class eligibility. It turns out that I have 9% arab blood from my dad and 12% is needed to be registered as a partbred arab. Of course I am disappointed but this now makes my family and me more determined to do well in the classes I can go in...

 

Check back often guys for new updates and new pics of our new home that we move to on the 4...

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Off the Mark @ Derby

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 5:42 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys ...well I travelled a little better to the Derby County Show on the 28th June 09 but my trainer has decided I need some electrolytes before and after travelling as this will help in replacing salts after exercise, showing and travel.

 

It was a great day glorious sun shine all day long, a little too warm thou for my family and other competitors. My family met a very nice family Lesley Hall and her dad Ken, who gave my owners some super sound advice which led to me mak...

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I made the show ground.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 8:48 AM Comments comments (0)

Well after many set backs I eventually made my show debut at the Cheshire County Show on the 23rd June 09. It was a very long day and a 4am start to arrive at 6.45am to get a good spot. I did not travel well and being boxed was all new, but I am sure it will get easier the more times I am transported.

 

It was a really warm day and my class was called at 11.30am. I came of the box looking in fine fettle as my Trainer Mr Smith worked really hard for several hours to get me loo...

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I am happy with my new site. WELCOME ALL..

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys and welcome to my new web site. I hope you enjoy visiting and come back soon to see new stuff. Well only  12 days to go for my long awaited show debut at the Cheshire County Show.

 

My owners are working hard getting me in top fettle with exercise, pampering and good food. I have nearly stopped bucking as I am also being broken to saddle and getting use to the girth.

 

Please come back soon...hopefully there will be some nice photos of me an...

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