It was 6 years almost to the day between Calypso coming into our lives and his official retirement from top level eventing with Sam at the Aus3DE in 2019. Calypso was purchased from Alexandra Townsend when he was 11 years old and Sam had just turned 15. We saw him advertised and thought he would totally fit the bill for what we wanted, except for the price tag. Regardless of this we went to have a look and Alex was simply fabulous, she saw it was a great fit too, and so we paid what we could up front, [...]
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On November 23 and 24 I ended the competition season at Tooradin Horse Trials, and it was a great way to finish with all of my horses coming home with rosettes! Congratulations to the committee who really changed it up this year with lots of new initiatives, the grounds looked amazing and the courses rode really well! It was also great being close to home and having friends and family visit, thanks to everyone who came and supported. Wimborne Conjuror stepped up for his first 2 star start, producing a nice test and jumping a little green but double clear to [...]
Sam Jeffree riding Woodmount Lolita takes out the National Young Rider Championship 2019 at the Australian International Three Day Event. They also placed 3rd overall in the CCI***L class! (Photo credit Brittanny Grovenor) The long but absolutely necessary Australian International 3 Day Event thank you post! What an epic time we had in Adelaide, an amazing event in such a unique setting. It is hard to quantify the amount of effort that goes into making this happen – the first thank you must go to everyone involved in running the event!! This dream ending would never have taken place without the [...]
Cross country day in Adelaide has been great! Lily was a super star and flew around the 3* clear and under time to move her into 3rd position going into showjumping! I couldn’t be happier with her and so glad to be able to share it with Fiona Mitchell. Calypso went around the 4* clear picking up just a couple of time penalties but gave me a great feel most of the way! He ate up the course and has moved into 4th position but it is with many mixed emotions that I announce that Calypso has been withdrawn from the [...]
A couple of little blips in the dressage today at Adelaide but very happy Lily held it together, currently sitting 7th in a field of 47 after dressage. And very proud to have been selected as a member of the Victorian Team!! Thanks to everyone who helped get us here. Calypso dressage at 9:07am tomorrow, then bring on the cross country and showjumping on the weekend!! Will Enzinger Cathy Oates Fiona Mitchell Flexible Fit Equestrian Elite Equine Veterinarians Mi-Feed The Saddlery Shop Equus Rugs Natural Mobility Sharnika Design Photo thanks to Brittanny Grovenor
A fabulous outcome for Sam at the 4yo Young Event Horse class at Maryland Horse Trials!! Prinz Von der Ahe ACF is a horse Sam has been training during his time with Boyd Martin. At this event they scored a fantastic 67.1 out of 70 for the jumping, gallop and overall impression to win the class! Sam also finished in 6th place on Magic Spirit, his other horse in that class — qualifying both for the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships in October! The video below is Prinz at his very first cross country schooling session just [...]
Here are Sam and Woodmount Lolita nailing their winning cross country round at Melbourne International 3 Day Event! We think Lily was amazing considering how new she is to this level! Thanks to Rider Video for the footage.
We always love Melbourne International 3 Day Event! Janet McPherson Houghton you once again did a fantastic job running a super event! Our team had brilliant results, Woodmount Lolita maintained her impeccable record and took out the biggest win of her career to date in the CCI2*L, and the 2 6yo horses Santoro (Emma Riseley) and Wimborne Conjuror both in the placings (2nd and 4th) in the Young Event Horse class. Jaybee Calypso thoroughly enjoyed being the centre of attention in the 4star dressage demonstration too! Of course these results do not happen overnight, they only happen when each [...]
I don’t think you could wrap up a season any better than this! Fiona Mitchell's Woodmount Lolita has taken out the CCI**L class at Melbourne International 3 Day Event!!! What a special horse and support team! So many thank you’s to come but for the moment Lily is enjoying her paddock and definitely having a well deserved rest now.
On the weekend Fiona Mitchell's Woodmount Lolita added another win to what can only be described as a phenomenal season! Friends of Woady Yaloak Equestrian Association and all the volunteers did a great job running the event, thank you to all those involved and A Bit In A Bucket for their sponsorship of Lily’s class. Sam also had Jaybee Calypso in the 3star and he finished his season with a very credible 4th place. Wimborne Conjuror took his time on cross country to give him a confident round for his first time on a 1star course and we were very happy [...]