Laura, Heini and Eemeli drove with eight horses to Spain stopping one night at Perpignon in France. On their arrival at the MET in Oliva Nova the horses happily moved into their boxes that Magdalina Wenger had nicely prepared for them.
Chloé Uffenheimer, Milla Frey, our cook Aschi and me flew into Valencia on Sunday meeting the rest of the group.
Petrus treated us well. We had two weeks of sunshine, warm sea to swim accompanied by a lovely breeze refreshing us and the horses.
Milla was most excited to ride Quin du Rouet down to the beach. She was busy all day at the stables, cleaning, helping and riding her clear rounds. On Friday her mom Clara joined us to watch the show and see Milla ride.
Mali unfortunately had a bad cold and was not able to ride most days. She flew home to get checked, came back and was placed 4th with Schoggi as a reward.
Chloé had her three horses, Aarhof’s Casanova, Vigo Cruz and Haifa to compete. She had the privilege to choose amongst these talented horses. Each round she and her horses became more confident finishing 9th with Vigo Cruz and clear rounds with Casanova and Haifa.
Laura youngsters, Mortimer and Quin had training sessions the first week to get to know the arenas. The second week they jumped the 6 year old 1.25 classes finishing 8th and 24th at the final.
Tamina had a great start being placed twice 4th in the 135. Laura decided to ride her in the 1.40 Silver Grand Prix. She was challenged approaching these big fences for the first time. Even though she had three mistakes we were happy with her performance.
Clarence had to find his form after a long recovery. He still was not in full strength – but getting there.
Aside of great jumping we enjoyed our dinners either at our house where Aschi spoilt us with delicious menus or at the Gali Wine in Oliva Nova or at the Republica in Denja.
Aschi, Milla and Clara flew home to Switzand on Sunday afternoon. Mali stayed one more week in Oliva. Chloé, flew to Sevilla and Laura, Heini, Eemeli and me drove the horses to Vejer della Frontera on Monday eager to continue jumping for another two weeks.