Over to the equestrian ring today, for the show jumping. Vincent will be going first – first, the bars…
Safely over the first, it’s time for the hedge and bar…
And finally, the water jump, let’s see how he does!
Oops! Bit of a stumble on landing and Vincent is unseated. Bad luck! Fortunately, he’s not hurt, just damp!
So, let’s see how Micro does – the bars, the hedge, now, the water…
He’s clear! Well done Micro!
Micro is very pleased, his mount can have a nice juicy apple as a reward! Oh, hello Nano, are you going to have a go?
Oh no! Says Nano. This horse is as exciting as I want to be!
A long event today – the marathon! Winston has kindly sponsored this event. We’ve got 4 competitors, and Fury is all ready with the starting gun.
Ready, Steady, BOOM! Oh dear, I think the starting gun surprised everybody a bit too much!
Ok, let’s go again, with a simple Ready, Steady, Go! And they’re off alright this time.
So, off they go, across the craft room floor, and the bedroom floor, and the kitchen worktop…
Ofelia has had an idea. It’s getting on a bit, perhaps they should stop for a snack? Absolutely!
On they go out into the garden. Micro wants to be sure they’re going in the right direction, so they stop to check the route.
At last the end is in sight! It look like Winston might win, but oh! Microvaark has put on a sprint finish!
Microvaark wonders if Winston is cross about not winning? No, no, says Winston, I’m just glad it’s over!
It’s Archery today. Um, Dim, I don’t think that’s the right sort of bow? Oh, I see you’re just providing some background music, that’s unusual.
So, Fury favours the traditional longbow. Let’s see how she does.
Oh, that’s pretty good Fury, just the edge of a bullseye there!
Now it’s Vincent’s turn. He has one of the modern fancy bows with counterweights and stuff.
Oh, I say! Three bulls! Well done!
Now Matilda wants a go, but she says the normal target colours are too bright and give her a headache, so she’s brought her own in pastel colours.
Fury wonders what sort of bow Matilda is going to use? Oh. Um, I don’t think Matilda has ever done archery before…
We’ve got a couple of gymnastic disciplines for you today. First, Dim will show us some work on the pommel horse!
So, he mounts the horse, and shows us a few tricks!
And now for the dismount… Very neat!
Next, the rings! Gino will show us how it’s done. First, jump up and catch hold of the rings.
Now, he’s going to lift himself up, until he’s right upside down! And then, a perfect dismount.
Ernest wants a go, but he says he doesn’t need the rings, he can just do a snozzle dangle! See him pull himself up, and then an elegant dismount. Well done!
So, today we have some judo for you! Dim is refereeing, first bout is Winston against Vincent.
There’s a lot of wrestling for position, hard to see who’s getting the upper… snozzle.
And it’s a win for Vincent! Well done. Remember to bow to each other.
So, who’s next? Ernest? Um, that’s an interesting outfit? Ernest says he couldn’t get a judo jacket, so he’s borrowed Arnold’s flowery dressing gown.
Well, Dim and Vincent have a chat and reckon it’s ok, so, let’s have bout number 2!
Oh, it looks like Ernest has an advantage with his long snozzle! He might win!
Ah! Vincent has used Ernest’s weight against him, and tipped him over! Very well done! Another win for Vincent!
So, Vincent is our reigning Judo champion! Well done!