A “second” type of day

Today was not quite as hectic as yesterday but busy all the same! Mum had to pick me up from school, she had a quick meeting with the learning support teacher and then we headed up to the competition in Habtoor Polo Club. My test was at 5pm so there really was not much time from getting out of school at 4pm in Sharjah to getting to the show in Dubai.

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Aljoud had kindly allowed me to ride her amazing pony Creme again for the dressage and this was the first time doing this particular test and including the practice on Tuesday only the second attempt. Luckily she had arrived early and had Creme warmed up so all I had to do was to jump on and go. Declan read my test out as I was not sure if I would remember it or not.

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Creme is such a lovely pony and already knew what to do, so that made it very easy for me. I am looking forward to being able to take B to dressage as well as jumping but in the meantime I am grateful to Aljoud and Nada.  I So I am calling today a “second type of day”. It was my second show, and I came second. I have to say I am so pleased. We didn’t even have dressage kit until the night before so it all a bit pulled together, but luckily it was so hot we were allowed to ride without jackets so that was definitely a bonus.

I am calling today a “second type of day”. It was my second show, and I came second. I have to say I am so pleased. We didn’t even have dressage kit until the night before so it all a bit pulled together, but luckily it was so hot we were allowed to ride without jackets so that was definitely a bonus.

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I know I am really lucky to have this opportunity and my trainer from Dujumping – Declan, gave up his whole evening on his birthday to help and support all of us. It was a really successful evening for everyone from the Dujumping team. Aljoud had a third place and Zac had a first place in elementary while Theo who rides in a mixed class of adults and children above me came fourth.

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Looking forward to the next one. Still so much to learn and practise, but we have a 10-day break to catch up with school work and I can have a lot more lessons in that time to really learn as there is so much I simply do not know.

There is still so much to learn and practise, but we have a 10-day break to catch up with school work and I can have a lot more lessons in that time to really learn as there is so much I simply do not know.

Catch you all later.

Mikey.

 

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