Holme Park Victory , Bay mare by Holme Grove Prokofiev out of Holme Park Vabanque born 1999.

e-mail received 5th August 2006

hi there susan, did well at trailblazers got 4th in the championship with 67.4% missed out on 3rd place due to collectives by 1 point!!  gutted!! had a fab time & have sent you a piccy of victory..hes been a really good boy, not spooky or anything. in our class we had nearly 90 competitors!! so not bad at all.
 
hope you are all well & we've got the regionals nxt wk at addington so i'll let you know.
 
love  jodie.

e-mail received 5th December 2005

hi susan, hope you are well, we've had such a super weekend!!!  Victory was such a good boy, we did a music quadrille with paul Hayler and 2 of his riders all of us were on young horses... V grew about 2 ft when we went onto the arena as there were about 500 people in the audience... we had a work in so they could get used to it but he didnt spook or perform...he took it all in his stride...got a bit tense and at the end when the applause started well, he really rose to the occassion, he was dancing all over the place. i must say i felt very proud to be riding with paul and the girls as they are all advanced riders and we really did well i was on such a high for hours after...ive never in my wildest dreams ever thought i'd be doing these wonderful things. ive taken the liberty of sending you a colour brochure from the night as a little keepsake from me & victory!!!  im having a week off so i dont get divorce papers thrown at me ( only joking ) then we're gonna start working on getting in tip top form (hopefully) for the winters in feb 06. still find it hard to believe we've got thru to both....keep pinching myself..

well i wont bore you anymore as soon as i have the photos thru i'll e-mail some to you.

love & best wishes

jodie & dancing victory   xxx

e-mail received 10th Sept 05

hi susan, this is apic of us getting our rug and prizes at the ingatestone champs. also we had a brilliant day today at bluegate hall, i'll leave the details at the bottom
 
10th sept bluegate hall   p4W  1st  69.55 %
                                          p17WQ 1st 75%
 
this was affiliated so  now i know it wasnt a fluke that we got thru to the regionals, he went like magic today!!!  this venue is large & scary as its a working gfarm as well. He is growing up so well, we got 8's for our canter work, one judge commented on how 'off the ground' he is( just like his dad!!!!  i said.)  cant wait for you to see him in 2 weeks time.
 
love & best wishes jodie & V.
 

e-mail 15th August 2005
 

hi susan, me again, victory & i went to a qualifier today ,its not aff but its a biggy in our area its for the ingatestone saddlery dressage championship, this saddlery is the biggest in the south-east region.the championship is on sun 4th sept on their lawn (which is fab!). any way here goes,
 
prelim 10  65.2%   1st
novice 21  60.9%   2nd
 
we did good accurate tests not as good as the last couple but ive been a bit poorly so he's had 5 days off. i met tina atkins groom there and we were sharing lots of chat on trakehners and of course karachi.
 
take care susan, the photos of Prokofiev are beautiful.
 
jodie

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e-mail 24th July 2005

hi susan, boy have we had a good day... 1st p18 brownings farm 73.3%      this is an affiliated show. he was such a good boy, the judges comments were   " what a super horse with much potential,3 rhy paces,working well from behind into soft frame & outline.just take care not to loose engagement."  this is the first aff competition that we've won so im over the moon. kindly put the results on your board.

 
many thanks susan.
 
jodie.

 

We were delighted to receive the e-mail below on 3rd May 2005 from his owner Jodie Smith

hi there susan,

hope all is well, just thought i'd send you a recent photo of victory so u can see how well hes looking. yesterday we won both our classes at runningwell e.c with 66.2% AND 65 %. We've won the potential young horse trophy for 5&6 yr olds  from epping forest dressage group and won the team dressage trophy, in which i got individual 3rd. not bad eh!!  we're over at paul hayler's yard tomorrow and he's really pleased with our progress. my 1st novice test im tackling in 2wks time. i have my bhs level 2 exam in 3 wks so its quite exiting for us at the moment. who knows you may see us at the area pet plan this yr....i hope, that's my goal for this yr.

 
well i wont bore you any more with victory's wins but i just love this little horse so bloody much!! 
 
looking forward to seeing you all in july at the open day, we are bringing another girl who's now also hooked on the website so she's dying to see them in the flesh.
 
best wishes
 
jodie.