ALICE DUNSDON – What a month June was, I hardly feel like my feet have touched the floor

What a month June was, I hardly feel like my feet have touched the floor. From Luhmuhlen to Hickstead to Strzegom to Ireland with the odd wedding or two along the way I can safely say I feel like I haven’t stopped to take a breath. 

Cool Investment ( Monkey) achieved something I never thought possible. He’s had so many problems throughout his career from being kicked badly as a young horse to Kissing Spine with the odd niggling injury along the way. For him to compete at four star level was an absolute dream come true for me. It just proves with time and patience almost anything is possible. He has recovered well and now the aim is Pau ****. Some might say why not Burghley? But I fear the terrain of this course would not suit him and Pau’s flat sandy soil will benefit him better. 

Hickstead is always one of my favourite shows to go to and Hilly making his career as a showjumper, the aim is to jump confidently around 1.40m

I took other horses jumping as well for the week and all were successful and even some in the money! 

Strzegom was amazing and it was an absolute privilege to be asked to represent Great Britain in the Nations Cup Team on our family’s homebred Sambo. 

The team won the Silver and individually I was 6th. The team atmosphere was brilliant and I loved every second and the goal is to be chosen again to represent Great Britain this year with Sambo. 

I’m always looking for nice young horses and Tim Lee has a brilliant eye for a horse so I have been popping to and from Ireland this month seeing what’s out there and possibly a new one is along the way! 

It’s that time of year – it’s wedding galore! I am in the middle of trying to plan my own wedding so it’s brilliant seeing all my friends getting married.. mainly so I can steal their lovely ideas!! 

But reality sets back in this month… back at home working the horses, Hickstead again is around the corner with local events for the other horses. 

Praying for a little bit of rain… and even contemplating doing a rain dance! You never know it might just work!!  

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