Some very exciting news to share this week in my blog — I have become an auntie and the Fry family has grown by one!
Ciara, my brother Harry’s fiancée (and assistant), gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Tuesday 25 November. It wont be a hard date to remember as my birthday is four days later!
She has been called Ruby after their stable star Rock On Ruby. A very fitting name and I think she might be going to Cheltenham this weekend to watch him in action!
So the Fry household has been in a state of high excitement for the past few weeks. I’m pretty sure she will be on a pony before she can walk that’s for sure!
In my last blog we were about to go visiting for the weekend with the Warwickshire Hunt. We had a fun day’s hunting and I was lucky enough to borrow a very cool coloured horse called Bally off my great friend Rosanna Sewell.
He is a slightly different model to what I am used to but I had great fun on him and we then had a fantastic evening at their hunt ball. This was the night after the eventer’s ball, so by the Sunday evening I was slightly struggling! I then had a week to recover before our local hunt ball, which conveniently fell on mine and my twin, Jamie’s birthday so it’s safe to say we celebrated in style.
Archie (Arise Cavalier) has done a couple more days hunting and has really impressed me every time he goes out, although he has begun to get slightly cocky thinking he knows what its all about, but that’s only to be expected.
He may do another day here or there but otherwise I will start to knuckle down with his winter dressage and showjumping training, along with Ruby (Rubabell Cruise).
Myrtle (In Vogue II) has now come in from her holiday to start work. She is looking very hairy and feeling extremely well so it’s great to be back on her.
Kitkat (Another Breakfast) is on walking exercise which I have to say is more scary than riding the three-year-old racehorses! He is beginning to find walking very tedious so likes to throw in a few extra shapes here and there to keep it exciting.
I had a fantastic day at Aintree last weekend where Harry had his first runner over the Grand National fences with Mendip Express running in the Becher Chase.
It was my first trip up to Liverpool and it was great to walk round the National course and see the fences up close. They are pretty daunting but it would be awesome to have a crack over them!
Mendip Express with champion point-to-oint jockey, Will Biddick, on board ran an amazing race to finish a close 2nd. He took a while to warm-up to the big fences but Will rode a cracking race getting him jumping and slowly creeping his way through the field. It was hugely exciting and I think I did enough jumping up and down and shouting for everyone there!