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


Off the Mark @ Derby

Posted on June 29, 2009 at 5:42 PM

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 making the placings ' thats for sure ' I recieved some very nice comments from alot of people all day and it was great to be appreciated after a long 2 1/2 hour journey.


Well I behaved very well and trotted and walked and stood nicely still in the ring. I think coming off the box about a hour before my class helped me settle down...I entered the ring and again the judge looked me over straight away several times. My trainer and groom got me once again in good quality show standard and me and my mum / handler looked a very clean and tidy act. The judge started to make his choices and I was thinking no luck today in my second show appearance as he seemed to pick out the more welshy types...but the judge gave me my chance and appreciated my front movements and awarded me a 4th place rosette and some pennies to help towards my costs.


My family and me are over the moon that in my second show and at county level I have made the placings and off the mark with hopefully a bright show future career ahead of me. After long discussions with my trainers friend he as decided to register me with the partbred arab society thus allowing me to be shown in welsh and arab classes also I will be making a appearence in the riding pony and breeding classes with other show type ponies like me soon.


Well it's a deserved rest for me now as we are moving to our new home at the weekend so it will be a little play time and some work to get ready for the Welsh Nationals in the first week of August.


I would like to thank Lesley and Ken who have been in the showing world for 30 years for there kind comments and invaluable advice they gave to my family, which will be taken onboard and introduced to my training schedule in the future.


Lastly dont forget to check out my photographs from Derby in my Photo Gallery and checkout other competitors photos @


Love Rififi x

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