Today also brought the rider briefing and then my first course walk – first impressions it is big and relentless and beautifully built with few (if any?) let up fences, and it will take some jumping – it’s a proper, proper Badminton track and a true four star test, the biggest four star test I’ve seen since Wolfgang Feld built Burghley. I’m looking forward to giving it my best shot.
This afternoon the trot up took place and Alfie and Silks both trotted up well and then had dressage lessons on the flat with Gareth, and a chance to do some arena familiarisation.
So all in all a productive day – tomorrow the competition really gets cracking with Silks on at 10.10am.
Posted 7th May