Samantha Backstrom March Blog 2

February was a quiet month for us having just got back from holiday, so we used it to really concentrate on our basics in preparation and readiness for the show season.

In March we went to Bicton to have a jump; Lambo was a little wild being back at a show, but came 3rd in his first class. He then had a couple of fences down in his second class having worn himself out with his energetic outbursts in the collecting ring. Afterwards we went to Chard for three days, where Lambo was much more settled jumping double clear every day. He picked up a lower placing on the Saturday and saved the win for the last day on the Sunday!

At the end of the month we had Pony Magazine’s Big Day Out at Hartpury, where we did a show jumping demo. Lambo loves a crowd so he loved performing there.

Sammy Backstrom and Lambo at Pony Magazine's Big Day Out

On Thursday we are off to Wales & West for four days jumping. Lambo will have a little break after that as I’m due to visit my mum in France for a week. Then we have our first second round at Wales on the 19th May.

Sadly we waved goodbye to Scrappy this past month. I had made the difficult decision to sell her as I didn’t feel she was getting the time she deserved and she was being wasted not getting out to shows. She’s gone to a lovely girl I used to train in Fleet and they are both so happy together, it’s lovely to see.