The showjumping and novice cross country courses were well built and nice first outings for the horses – probably not on the big side which was good for their first run. On the other hand, I thought the intermediate cross country in a few places took some positive riding to get around! But I enjoyed riding both tracks, the ground was super and the team had done a great job to put the event on and make sure it all ran so smoothly.
Today Josh and I had four horses at the event. Three for me and one for Josh. Josh and Tommy have done enough together now and they seem to fit like a hand in a glove. The most pleasing thing for my three rides was that the work we had done last year really showed today. I felt they were understanding what I was trying to tell them and they were all a lot more relaxed and confident in the different phases. Now there’s a few days break before we head to Aston with some of our other horses. It’s nice to officially say the season has started again. Long may it last.
A huge thankyou to all involved in getting our sport back up and running especially the event organisers and army of volunteers, scorers etc.
Posted 10th July. Photo Bill & Mario