Last weekend we headed to West Wilts Horse Trails. Stan was 2nd after dressage with a score of 22, which is really promising. He had an unfortunate two poles down but that can easily be worked on. Most importantly, he produced a lovely clear cross country, showing real promise. Cavalier Ford performed a cheeky test to get 31. He also had two down as he thought the fences were too small. Another cracking cross country though! Colin was 4th after dressage with a 29. It seemed to be 8 faultitus with Colin also having two down, but he did produce a fab clear cross country, just picking up 2 time penalties for going too fast!! Guss was very well-behaved for his first event. He produced a 35 dressage followed by one down showjumping but a fantastic clear cross country. He is going from strength to strength is and showing real promise for the future.
Nunney was another successful event. Stan reduced to 27 dressage and then only had one down in the showjumping. He followed that with a fantastic cross country round for his first 100, only gaining time for going 2 seconds too fast. Charlie was foot perfect in both jumping phases ending on his dressage score 31. It's a real pleasure to ride Steve Bessex's lovely horse, who showed true class in all phases. Guss was much improved in the dressage phase, thought we still have a lot of work to do. He gained a score of 35, which he followed with a clear showjumping round and just a little wobble a few from home cross country. Cavalax was 3rd after dressage with a score of 27. He had one down but again, produced a cracking ride cross country which enabled us to stay in 3rd after al three phases. Finally, Baybridge Happy Days was first after dressage with a score of 22. A clear showjumping round meant we were still in the lead, however a slight miscommunication cross country meant it wasn't our day!
All in all, the horses have been fab over the last couple of weeks. I'd like to thank both Payrolls UK Ltd and Property Concept for all the kit they have provided me with. Both the horses, myself and the team looked very smart and its a real pleasure to be wearing the logos of such fantastic companies.