A successful and enjoyable day had by all! We had two horses competing today; JR Ewing (Chesney), owned by Hannah Francis and Nolton Tigermoth (Hunter), owned by Mrs Joyce and myself.
Chesney competed in the 100, our second affiliated event together. He produced a very mature test and showed some lovely work, leaving us on a score of 35.5. He is going from strength to strength and is a real credit to Hannah. Our dressage score left us in contention, so all we had to do was produce a double clear.. so that's what we did. Chesney made light work of both the jumping phases and I managed to sort my gears out this time, meaning we didn't get any time faults! We finished in 6th place, which is a fantastic result and one that the horse deserves. As ever, it was lovely to share the event with Hannah and her family.
Hunter competed in the Novice class. After a good warm up, he produced a much improved test from Larkhill, meaning that we gained a score of 35. The show jumping didn't go quite to plan at our last event, so I was keen to make sure we cracked it this time! We had two poles, both unfortunate, but overall I was impressed with how he went. As ever, Hunter was clear across the country. He is such a genuine ride and made light work of the extremely skinny skinnies!
Big thank you to Sam for being a top groom and making sure everything ran smoothly today. Also, thank you to my Mum for her continued support and help at events. It was great to have Tracy Robertson from Property Concept spend the day with the team and support me from the sidelines. Fantastic photos taken by Tom Cutter, so thank you for those!
Our next event is Millfiled.. Let's hope the weather stays like this!