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“Jerry”  2003  Gelding ISH   Sire:  Golden Chair    Dam:  Going Lightly (Cruising x Sky Boy Dam) . BE Points: 12

Tara and Jerry aim to continue competing at BE Intermediate level and International CCI-S 3* Level (The old CIC2* Level) in 2019, chasing that Advanced/ 4* dream !!

After a very successful 2016 season including some super Intermediate runs with numerous Clear SJ rounds and defeating the triple brush fear, Double Clears at Moreton, Barbury Intermediate Novice and a CCI1* Qualification at Hartpury, then culminating in a fantastic Clear XC at Gatcombe Park International 2*, where Jerry was one of 30 out of 80 to jump Clear XC around a very testing track.

In 2017 Tara and Jerry took part in the Mark Todd Bridging the Gap training with Lizzel Winter and Gill Watson, they came out all guns blazing with a super SJ Clear at Aldon Intermediate followed by a super fast Jerry intermediate run at Gatcombe and then onto Belton where he seemed to not be quite right…. after withdrawing from the XC an undiagnosed lameness then put him out for the rest of 2017.

In 2018 after the weather had settled we finally got out to Larkhill Novice and then Rockingham Intermediate for a run in June, a super dressage test at Nunney was then sadly followed by the lameness again and withdrawal….. enlisting the help of Andrew Poynton we were able to make Jerry comfortable again with “Imprint Shoes” and he ended the season going on to complete his 2nd Gatcombe CCI-S3* and then another 2* run at Bicton but didn’t run XC in the end due to the low sun !

Jerry started using the Imprint Sport Glue on Plastic shoes in July 2018 and by September was back competing at 2* Level successfully.

 

 

 

Aims for 2019: Continue to seek that elusive CCI-s 3* (The old CIC 2*) Qualification !!

Overall Goals :  Complete a CCI-S3* with qualification to be able to ride at Advanced BE and then gain further qualifications to eventually compete Jerry at 4* level.