Fin was first in the two star this morning and went brilliantly cross country getting the time, one of only a few horses to do so. However I completely messed up and jumped the wrong fence at number 18. No excuses, I was just going fast, sighted the wrong fence (two next to each other) and the rest is history – gutted for Francis and Fin as they don’t deserve it and I feel shocking about it all.
Sooty was up next and jumped a lovely clear cross country, finding it all very easy and coming home with just 0.8 of a time penalty.
Finally I rode Womble who again went well and felt very confident cross country. Sadly I picked up 20penalties in the water; he jumped in confidently but then over turned when I asked him to shift right and just ran out of room to the skinny – again gutting. I then put the hand brake on and came home with a few time… not without one final incident at the last fence which he hit as we had a difference of opinion on our take off spot.
Darian had a great end to her first three day event, jumping well to complete the competition with just one down.
Posted 26th May