Today was my first ever outing on Drax at the intermediate level, and as in previous competitions, he’s still a little tense. Again today the cross country was in sight of the dressage arena and the speakers were quite loud. When I ride him I feel like I haven’t quite developed enough of a partnership with him – that will take most of this year to come together.
Tomorrow I have Alfie’s show jumping and cross country to do. That is my last competing before I head to Rolex. Alfie managed to stay in the lead in the three star, a really big class which is very pleasing and my best ever CIC*** score – 36.6. So all being well tomorrow, we’ll try to finish the job off with a good show jumping and cross country. Hopefully this time tomorrow I’ll be sending you another one with good news that Alfie has jumped a nice double clear.
Posted 18th April – Photo Trevor Holt