JJ also went well today with a nice dressage, and lovely cross country, sadly he rolled a couple of poles – he was a bit underconfident post being tried by someone this week who I will say, being polite, rather landed him in the middle of a few fences, poor chap. However he got his confidence back by the end of the round.
Crunchie and Dotty had a pretty good day – they are both still getting to know the ropes as Crunchie is green and Dotty’s a baby still. Crunchie did a better dressage, jumped like a stag in the show jumping and was relaxed and brave cross country; he’s still quite tense but it will come. Dotty did a better dressage but I felt she was harshly marked and then rolled a couple of poles in the show jumping – just a bit casual over the smaller fences, and then went like a complete star cross country, grown up beyond her years, bless her.
I had a good walk around the 2 star cross country which I think is a well built and very fair track – there are a couple of very meaty questions, particularly a double of corners towards the end of the track which will take accurate riding.
Posted 18th August – Photo Trevor Holt