Oasby – Day Two

Bill LevettWith rain overnight and a thick mist descending, from a riders point of view¬†everyone was wondering if they where going to run the cross country today,¬†as you couldn’t see more than 50 meters in front of you. However thankfully¬†the mist cleared slightly, and the officials dropped the intermediate time¬†cross country down to novice speed to get the whole show rolling.

The three¬†boys (Womble, Silks and Alex) did nice dressage tests, with Womble and Alex¬†2nd in their sections and Silks about 6th. The show jumping was quite square¬†and clear rounds weren’t easy to come by. It’s always different for the¬†horses jumping on a surface over the winter and then having to start¬†jumping on grass. Alex had 2 down, Womble one and Silks jumped clear with a¬†couple of time penalties. It just felt like they needed a couple of shows on¬†grass to get completely in the groove.

The cross country going was still¬†very good despite the rain, and the course seemed to flow and ride very well¬†with the changes they’ve made. All the boys made this phase feel quite easy¬†with Womble and Silks getting the time and Alex 8.8 time. They all came home¬†with ribbons. Alex 8th, Silks 7th and Womble 2nd. Seems like a nice event to¬†get them going for the season.

It’s now a weekend at home and as I’ve been suffering from a stinking cold¬†all week. I’m hoping a few quieter days will enable me to shake that off.

Cheers,

Bill

Posted 8th March – photo Hilary Manners

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