Holme Park Kaskade received Premium Marks at her TBF grading in 2006 and passed her mare performance test in 2007 to confirm her Premium Title.
RESULTS FROM HOLME PARK KASKADE 2009
Sheepgate Tack & Togs Elementary Restricted Champion - 27th June 2009
6th Hickstead Masters Novice Championship - 21st July 2009
Email received 7th May 2009
Just to update you on Kassie's progress for this year...
She has now completed her qualifications for the following :-
The Summer Regionals @ Novice Open & Elementary
The Hickstead Masters Championship at Novice & Elementary
The Sheepgate Tack & Togs Championship at Novice Open & Elementary
The Winter Elementary to Music
What a little super star she is.....
She will now be competing training for the rest of the summer, to preserve her points!
Email received 31st March 2009
We have been at Sheepgate since Thursday, trying to secure our qualifications for their Championship & the Hickstead Masters Championship again...I'm sure you may have heard...Good old Kassie & Diane won all four test's on Friday!! two with over 70% ++
She was just pipped into second place in the Elementary on Sat & third in the Novice, so a very good weekend.
We have qualified for the Sheepgate Tack & Togs Championship at Novice & Elementary. the Regionals at Novice & only need one more win to qualify for the Elementary regional.
We won the Hickstead qualifiers, but have to wait till may to see if we have enough points with our % scores.
So, not a bad start to the year.... kass had nearly two months off after Xmas, due to the weather...saddle problems...the weather again! so we have only been out again in the last two weeks.
We are having a go at our first Music's soon, so looking forward to that.
Love to all
Holme Park Kaskade Reserve Champion of the Arab/Trakehner Event click link to see full results http://arab-trakevent.com/RESULTS-2008
Email received 8th June 2008
Re: Kassie's new career!
Sent: 25 May 2008 22:30
Just thought I would update you on our final results.
As you know, kassie pulled out all the stops & won the Novice yesterday, against 52 other horses. Her score today was was 68.4%, she was placed 4th, out of 52 again. This was added together with yesterdays result to find the overall winner so she was second overall in the whole competition. She got 138.1 & was beaten by 138.5....so bloomin close, but still brilliant!
Diane's team was also
second in the team test (three others in her team) out of the 42 teams, so
that was great too.
Her total individual score was the second highest of any combination in all levels She had an overall score of 69.02% the highest being 69.25%.
Our region (Eastern) came second, third & fifth in the team tests, so everyone was chuffed with that too.
Unfortunately, H&H were only interested in interviewing the overall winners, so once again!!!!
I wish I had a penny for every person that came up & asked about her. They all wanted to know her breeding, where she came from, etc etc.
You would have been so proud of her, she looked like a real grown up. Such pressure on her last night to go last, in front of everyone there, it was breathtaking to watch I was so excited I was nearly peeing my pants!!
We are all very tired tonight, being there since Friday, it's a long slog (so glad she didn't want to do three day eventing!)
I was so proud when she was selected and I didn't dare hope she would do this well. This must bode well for the home International selection....so fingers crossed.
Oh well, back to normality tomorrow...probably still be on cloud nine.
Will send you over some pics, as I think laura got some nice ones.
Love to all, as always
Sent: 12 May 2008 23:08
hope you are all well.
How clever was our girl this weekend. She is so good now,she travels well & doesn't get even the tiniest bit stressed, being away from home, no matter how long it's for.
You really couldn't ask for anything more from a horse, could you? She is such a superstar in every way.
I hope Liz is ok after her exploits....Just what you need, more worry! It's terrible when you can't see them, isn't it? but at least with todays communications, we can all keep in regular contact, which is reassuring, isn't it.
I will give you the scores that you have not got recorded for Diane. We will now be competing in the training sessions of all competitions, as she has qualified for everything we have planned to do.We really don;t need to keep racking up the points unnecessarily. It's a shame, as people judge you somewhat on your points, but kassies too good and will rapidly knock herself up into Elementary, which she isn't ready for yet.
05/03 - The College Nov 20(T) 69.2% (would have been first overall)
08/04 - The College (unaffiliated) N28 1st 74.2%
08/04 - The College (unaffiliated) E 44 1st 68%
20/04 - The College (C&T Dressage Championship Final) Nov 30 3rd 66.9%
08/05 - Addington Nov 38(SQ) 1st 69.35%(Qualified for Summer Novice Regional)
08/05 - Addington Nov 22 2nd 64.48%
10/05- Sheepgate Nov 33(SQ) 1st 67.90% (Qualified for the Hickstead Dressage Masters Final)
10/05 - Sheepgate Nov 22 1st 64.75% (Qualified for the Sheepgate Tack & Togs Championship)
11/05 - Sheepgate Nov 33(SQ) 1st 67.24%
11/05 - Sheepgate Nov 22 2nd 67.24
We are next out at The College with the Inter Regional squad Team on 24th & 25th May. We are doing a team test on each day & an individual test each day. It should be fun. Diane & laura are staying over for the three days again. I will be doing the chores at home with the other two, then travelling there each day, so busy, but I think it will be very good.
Kassie has the viewing day for the Home International Squad on 6th Sept in Essex, but we will hopefully be ok to bring them both on the Sunday. She's fine with the travelling now and used to being out & about. It will be fun to bring them both together (I think!)
Better shoot, still have to try & fit work in,,,,even if just to pay for the three bottom less pit's (Rob's phrase, not mine!)
Love to all
e-mail received 18 April 2008
Hi Susan & everyone,
I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss.I have been away in Las Vegas and have only just got back.
You must all be devastated at loosing such a beautiful special mare. I know it is a risk that comes with breeding, but I don't think anyone ever thinks this will happen to a horse so young. She was in her prime. Do you think you will be able to keep the last filly?? to keep the line going? I hope perhaps the new owners allow you to.
At least you made the right decision and didn't let her suffer, that would have been unbearable for everyone, but still a hard decision to call.
I hope Barbara is ok, please tell her I was asking after her.
I know it's no consolation to you, but you should be really really proud of Kassie. She's out there doing it for her Mum!
She did her first Elementary test last week and scored 68%. She was 5% ahead of anyone else. It was the qualifier for the Chiltern & Thames Championship this Sunday. She also qualified for the Novice final on 74.17%!! again about 5% ahead of anyone else. What a star. The judges comments " It was a pleasure to judge her" She is really changing at the moment. She is getting so much stronger. We had to get her a new saddle, as the Jaguar was making her back so sore. What a difference this has made. It has made such a difference that Diane has had to go back to rising as she can't sit to the paces at the minute! This will be ok, when Kassie gets even stronger, she will carry herself differently and be easier to ride.
She has been asked to go forward to the second viewing day for the senior team selection. Paul Hayler gave her a lesson the other day & really liked her. Lots of people were coming up & asking all about her breeding etc, so she's a marvellous advert for you too. We are hoping to compete in the senior squad inter regionals & then if we do well, she could be picked for the Senior International squad competition. She would be entitled to wear the Union Jack Badge, how good would that be. It's such a joy to watch them both, I'm totally smitten....
The little man, isn't quite so little...nearly 14.2hh. I have had to buy 5'6 rugs now, can you believe it! he is sound again now and is showing flashes of the same fabulous movements his big sister has! He is truly such a pleasure to be around. He's so much like kass in his ways, but much more personable. She is always that bit aloof, but he would jump in your pocket, if he could & be quite happy to stay with you. I'm dying for his coat to all come out, to see what colour is under there? Can't quite decide yet.
Panache, is just my adorable panache. We managed to get her back into work, but she was still slightly uneven in front, so she has been rested again. She is now out hacking daily & we shall just have to wait & see how she copes. On a plus note, she doesn't care if she's ridden or not!
Hope Liz is doing ok & enjoying herself. She will be back before you know it.
Well, better go & try and get back into the swing of things at work.....uhh!!
Once again, I am really sorry for your sad loss and I hope you will all pick yourselves up & look forward to all those amazing babies you have yet to come.
Love as always
PS Kassie ended up 3rd in the Chiltern & Thames Novice Championship with 66.92%
e-mail received 28 June 2007
e-mail received 3rd May 2007
e-mail receved 28th April 2007