Sam Lyle: Nov 2011

Sam Lyle November 2011 news

2011 finished off with a few events and a lot of coaching. My horse Foxdale Amalfi has come back from injury and has now done three events. He put in good performances at both Goulburn and Canberra events at CIC Two Star level. I purposely went slowly on him cross country so was out of the placings but nevertheless I was very happy with how he went.  I decided not to run him at Adelaide Three Day Event as I want to spend the summer doing dressage and making sure he is right for next year. I plan to run him at a couple of Two Star events and then move him up to Three Star early in 2012. I am really excited about him for next year so I will expect big things from him.

A young horse that I am riding called Just n Time has had a few placings at preliminary level and is starting to feel like he understands it all. I am looking forward to him moving up the grades next year and will just wait and see where he can get to.

December is a quiet month but January is really hectic with coaching. A combination of school holidays and the start of the year mean there is a big demand for clinics. I have clinics booked in Yeppon, Coonabarabran and Warwick as well as coaching at the NSW State Pony Club camp. I have done this for the past few years and it is a great clinic. It is selective to get into and brings together the best pony club riders from all over NSW. There are always a number of really keen and talented kids at this clinic that I feel have the ability to go and become top level riders.

My first event for 2012 will be Sydney Event at SIEC NSW, which runs both a mid week and weekend event in the last week of February. I then have Scone event on the second weekend of March.  From here I will see how the horses are going and make plans for them accordingly.

Again I must thank CopRice for their continued support and always my horses look amazing and have great sustained energy which works well with all my horses from the young stock to the top competition horses.

All the best, Sam