Darkie 2011/2012 Season

Manuka Mention My Name (aka Darkie) has started the new season with a 1st & 2nd place at Elementary Level at AMDG, Clevedon. This has been followed by a 4th place at his first warm-up HT event at Te Rapa (Training) and then a 7th place in PN at Woodhill last weekend.

Cecilia & Darkie would have won this event but a self-confessed rider error at the final skinny led to them just missing the jump and having to return to it for a second attempt. Twenty penalties cost us first place but they were well under time to that point so Darkie is very fit; they were 2nd= after dressage and went clear in the show-jumping. More impressively is that Darkie & Cecilia just don’t practice their dressage – his natural movement just lets them get in there and do their stuff !

Cecilia and Darkie are currently working on Passage and he so loves to show off that he tries to do this everywhere at the moment, including in the middle of a test !