The Summer of Sport is back again, yay!!!! :-D And bigger and better than ever!!! Delighted to see that it's running over two months again (July and August) and the Team element is back :-D If you like the sound of Wild Agility, Dressage and Jumping (all in hand or at liberty!) then there's also a new Eventer's Challenge Rosette to compete for! With TWENTY (!) courses to chose from this year, there's bound to be something for everyone :-)
Yay!!! Feeling very excited! :-D It's time for the International Horse Agility Club's (IHAC) annual Summer of Sport :-D The Summer of Sport first came about in 2012, inspired by the Olympic Games coming to London and comprises a number of Fun Agility classes, in addition to the usual monthly Online and Liberty League classes. I'm very excited that Equagility is back and even more excited that a Wild Agility class has been introduced (yay!!!! :-D If those don't appeal to you, then there's a special Junior's class; if you're sad to be too old for Juniors then there's the adult version "act your shoe size" ;-) or you could try the long reining or pairs classes. For the more athletic equines, there's jumping or dressage. And there's also a team element being introduced this year, in true IHAC style you can hook up with members from all around the world to form your team, you don't have to be in the same country, or at the same level, just enter the same 4 classes to be awarded a cumulative score.
This year, the Summer of Sport has been extended from one month to two months, so more time to have fun, play with the courses and film entries :-D So a long Summer of Sport, definitely yes. And hot? Well there's never any knowing what the summer weather will bring us, in the UK anyway, but the courses are definitely "hot" :-) Lots of variety and fun ideas to choose from :-)
I started Horse Agility as a way of making groundwork more fun. It was something I could do with my semi-retired old boy and his small, cheeky, pony companion. What amazed me was how much it improved the ponies' general confidence in the process. I compete at Advanced 1 star level on line and at liberty.