Fully Connected (Folly)

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Folly is a 19yr old (now 21yrs) 14.1hh Irish Sports Horse.

From 2000 to 2007 Folly was a very successful show jumper, winning the majority of classes she entered, competing at BSJA Juniors level in JC to JA Open competitions, plus large open grand prix with jumps up to 160cm (5’ 3”) in height and finished her show jumping winning the Blue Chip Championship in 2007.

Folly has now turned her hoof to competing in dressage and proving she can excel at any equestrian discipline.  The majority of classes she has been placed and even won a few at Prelim level.  Now Folly is moving onto Novice level in an Olympic size arena which is 20 x 60m.

 

2013
 

Me and Fully Connected to Portobello Press winning Reserve Champion at the Merrist Wood Dressage Series 2013 Championship 18 August 2013

Bella is very happy with how well Folly went today.

Bella riding Folly who is looking a rather modest pony with her lovely green sash and rosette
What a clever girl Folly with Bella Giles-Smith showing off their sash and rosette.
Bella was very surprised to receive a lovely new head collar (which is meant for a horse so rather large for little Folly) and lead rope, treats for Folly and chocolate for Bella, plus vouchers for Frosburys, physiotherapist session for Folly and photo shoot.

Here are some still shots taken from the video of Bella and Folly during their Prelim 19 test which they were Reserve Champion.

Working trot on the left rein.

Changing the rein in working trot from right rein to left rein.
Bella and Folly during their test , working trot
Changing the rein in working canter from right rein to left rein.
Working canter on the left rein.
Working canter on the left rein.
 
NetTex Dressage Festival 2013 held at Pachesham EC on Saturday 6 July 2013

Linda York presenting Bella and Folly with their rosette for coming =5th in the Prelim 19 Championship class with a great 68.40% score in a huge class with 23 competitors.

Photograph taken by:Berta Images

NetTex Dressage Festival 2013 held at Pachesham EC on Saturday 6 July 2013

Bella and Folly very pleased with their rosette.

 

Folly likes to keep an eye on the camera.

NetTex Dressage Festival 2013 held at Pachesham EC on Saturday 6 July 2013

Bella and Folly coming down the centre line at the end of their Prelim 19 Championship test.

It looks like Folly has spotted the camera out the corner of her eye.

NetTex Dressage Festival 2013 held at Pachesham EC on Saturday 6 July 2013

They won the warm up event Prelim 15 with a 66.95% score in a class which had 14 competitors.

Bella and Folly pictured while riding their test.

 

 

 

Photographs from the NetTex Dressage Festival taken by Berta Images - www.bertaimages.co.uk

 
Warming up in the outside warm up arena at Merrist Wood.


So far Bella & Folly have qualified for the following Dressage Championships 2013:
NETTEX - Pachesham results: Bella and Folly won the Prelim 15 and came =5th in the Prelim 19 Championship class.
Merrist Wood 18 August 2013 result: Bella and Folly Reserve Champion in the Prelim Championship class.
Sunshine Tours - Great Bookham September 2013
 

Here are some photos of me and Folly warming up in the warm up arena at Merrist Wood on 24 July 2013, getting ready for our first time doing Novice 27 and Novice 28.

I don't think Folly is impressed with the other horses invading her personal space.

 
Practicing our medium trot
 
Peekaboo, does make me chuckle this one, Folly looks so tiny.
 
It looks like they are sizing each other up.
 
You can just about spot the little brown speck which is me and Folly.
 
Folly is either checking out the ladies bottom or she has spotted the camera.
 
Boys! always showing off! lol
 
Fully Connected (Folly) in her Show Jumping days.
 
 
 

 

 

 
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