The first competition took place at Flyinge. Stina Fridlund rode LA:3 with a very tired Uno. We were at the arena the evening before. He did not care at all, just worked very concentrated. We decided that he just needed a short warm up before the competition, but he became tired anyway. Not easy for him. He has just been ridden 10 months… They ended up at 8th place out of 20. That is good for beeing the first time and he hade a great experience which is most important.
Uno is now 6 years old and at his first Pay & Ride.
Stina did a good job guiding him through this new experience. At first, he became afraid of the judge table, but after a short moment, he did not care at all. Very much tension subsided and after a while he worked quite relaxed. This Pay & Ride was a great day for him to experience a show arena without pressure.
I am pretty sure he will fall asleep easily tonight!
Photo: Tilda Fridlund – thanks!
Uno did his first job in front of audience 26th of December.
I had three days of Dressage Course at Lunds Civila Ryttarförening. Stina and Uno did their first “official” work showing “Preparation – Do – Credit!” which was the theme of the clinic.
I will continue to sponsor my riding student Stina Fridlund. She will ride and compete Uno and I will be Stinas trainer. We set up a common plan for Uno with the goals that he shall do Young Rider Championship with Stina and Swedish Championship with me. Stina has a very good feeling for the horses and riding. It is with great pleasure I collaborate with her and we very much look forward to the coming years.
Today we had a name cermony for “Uno”.
Now his name is officially MyNumberOne.se.
We had a small mingle party in the barn and celebrated with carrots and apple juice.
18th of November 2015 my new star MyNumberOne.se
became a new member of the family
MyNumberOne.se was born in Germany, owned by Paul Schockemöhle and he was at Flyinge in Sweden for education and for sale. Helena Torstensson has done a great job training him to be a fantastic horse to ride! He was broken quite late, spring 2015 and he was ment to be a show jumper. But, he has more qualities than jumping!
Now he will do dressage instead, but of course do some jumps for education.
I feel so privileged to be able to be “his human” and I am so much looking forward to work with him for many years. The goal is of course Grand Prix.
I hope you want to follow us during the journey all the way there.