Blair – Silks Struts His Stuff

Bill LevettToday saw me start the competition up here at Blair with a dressage from Silks and he managed his best score yet: a 43.6. This was very pleasing as he tried hard and I felt I rode well, and the training is really beginning to pay off. I feel much more confident in my ability to ride on the flat.

I also had a chance to walk the course of the CCI3star in full. I think there is plenty to do, with a very big oxer over a ditch then 4 forward strides to a hard brush corner about 3 fences from home. The time on the 3 star course is 10.06 so with the hills it will be a good test.

Overall I think the courses are a little softer than previous years but only time will tell and I may live to regret this statement! It will certainly be a big step up for Silks.

Tomorrow sees Alfie and Womble do their dressage, let’s hope it goes as well┬áas today.

Cheers,

Bill

Posted 22nd August

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