Showjumping competition

New pony Charlie (with Jamila on board) and jumping star Dolly (with Jazmin as jockey) went to a local showjumping competition in San Roque recently and put in some great performances. Charlie has only been learning to jump for a few weeks with us so it was very much just about him getting some experience. He did really well, in fact the sheep in the field next door were of more concern to him and spooky than the jumps.

Well done to these wonderful sisters and their horses.

Showjumping competition Ranch Siesta Los Rubios Showjumping competition Ranch Siesta Los Rubios

Endurance champion!

We are so proud of Caroline Grahm, owner of Ranch Siesta Los Rubios, who has been crowned Andalusian Endurance champion at 80km for the 2019 season.

Endurance champion at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios

That’s in her first year competing at this distance but repeats her success in 2018 when she won the title at 60km.

Endurance champion at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios

Both years she has won the double, her incredible Anglo-Arab horse Bambina RC has also won the double! Best horse in Andalucia at 60km last year and 80km this year.

Endurance champion at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios

So we guess that means this team together win the title of  DOUBLE DOUBLE Endurance champion?

Caroline’s friend and local vet Lucia Vasquez and her horse Gloria came in 2nd at 60km in their first year racing at that distance.

Endurance champion at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios And pictured with them both is another friend of the stables who drives over to endurance train in the mountains with us, Tracy Lewis. She has achieved incredible success in this sport but is just returning to long distance competitions after 18 months off due to operations on her legs.

Congratulations to all you super women!
This is Caroline and Bambina in action at the last event of the season in December.

Endurance champion at Ranch Siesta Los Rubios

Riders of the Month

Congratulations to Laura and Annie – December’s Rider of the Month and Most Improved Rider of the Month.

 

Ranch Siësta Los Rubios Rider of the Month