Bone Park August monthly competition was the first show for the season for Team Joyce. Wes was very busy riding his pride and joy Oaks Volta , LH Clarissa & LH Voltaren. Tiffany was very keen to see how her old faithful LH Johnny was feeling as she has high hopes of having a go in the Grand Prix which will be held at the Barastoc Tatura Indoor Showjumping Classic in end of August.
First show for the season for Team Joyce
It was a day full of the very first times for rising 4yo LH Voltaren, who is our first progeny out and about by Oaks Volta. He loaded nicely in the dark on Saturday morning and tied up all day perfectly without causing any grief when left alone. These are great qualities in a youngster. Wes jumped him in the 60cm & 70cm, he was very willing to please and did not make a fuss around all the other horses. So to sum up LH Voltaren was a pleasure to take out for his maiden trip to Boneo Park.
LH Voltaren was a pleasure to have around
Tiffany’s Grand Prix hopes will come to fruition
We did not want to wait all day for the 90cm or 1m class and opted to start LH Clarissa straight up in the Open 1.10m. This was going to be a big ask for her. It turned out to be a great success placing a credible 3rd out of 55 combinations. It is quite difficult to obtain placings on young horses so this was a big surprise for us. That was her only start for the day. Tiffany started in the Open 1.10m and 1.20m. LH Johnny jumped brilliantly in both, no placings but lovely rounds and a great indication that the Grand Prix hopes are going to come to fruition.
Oaks Volta loves going to shows he has an enormous amount of energy
Wes was all smiles riding his most loved Oaks Volta. It was very easy to see how excited Volta was to be out at a show jumping. This is the most excitable horse we have ever owned. We had him in a stable for the day making sure he was warm dry and safe. We feel he deserves every sort of luxury because he gives us so much joy and happiness. Volta placed 6th Open 1.20m Speed and 3rd Open 1.30m. Wes is looking forward to the showjumping season ahead and has high hopes of asking him some questions during the way to see if now and then he feels Volta may have enough to become a World Cup horse?
Stay tuned and ride with us to see if our Oaks Volta makes it to the World Cup level