Alvechurch Riding Club Show

Author: Helen Catchpowle
Published: 9th May 2016

Yesterday was a big day for Cool Hand Luke! I took him out to his first proper show and his first trip on the trailer since his surgery last autumn. I decided just to do in-hand classes (i.e. not ridden) for our first outing as I had no idea how he would react to the busy atmosphere at our local Alvechurch Show. 

As it happened, everything went so much better than I'd ever imagined. We had no issues at all with travelling and he was super chilled throughout the day. I'll definitely be taking my saddle next time!

He came home with a 2nd, a 4th and a 'Rising Star' award for his awesome attitude - something I never would have believed could happen a few months ago. The other members of Team Elmsoak had a successful day too, especially Isobel and Dessie, who were crowned overall champions!

With any luck, this is just the start of an exciting summer for us all. 

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