We had a really busy weekend at Aston-le-Walls, competing 7 horses between us. I had 4 in the advance on Saturday.
Tiko had his first run back since Tattersalls. He was really good in all 3 phases, scoring a 32 in the dressage arena, jumping a beautiful clear show jumping round and a steady clear cross country. I’m please how is going at the moment and I’m really looking forward to Harptury and the Europeans with him.
Oplitas, after a really unlucky Bramham, was back in good form finishing 4th in his section. I’m pleased with his 34 in the dressage, even if we need to establish a few movements, he had two unlucky rails in the show jumping and jumped a nice and easy clear cross country. He is heading to the Open at Gatcombe and then Blenheim.
Hero was competing in his first advanced and he was the star of the day, finishing 3rd in a really competitive 8/9yrs old section. He scored 35 in the dressage followed by a fast double clear, adding only 1.2 time fault to his dressage score. I’m sure that Hero is one for the future!!!!!
Loon was great as well, also contesting his first advanced His dressage was good with a few mistakes to score a 39. He had two unlucky rails in the show jumping and gave me a fab ride cross country to finish just outside the rosette.
Kathryn was riding Bee. He did his personal best in the dressage at this level to score a 31, followed by a fab clear show jumping – but Kathryn had a BLONDE moment in the cross country jumping the wrong fence, so she was eliminated early on in the course. Never mind they will fight another day.
Sunday was the intermediate day where we had Bruvver and Red. I was riding the first who did a good test to score 34 but everything went wrong in the show jumping and we didn’t go cross country. Back home with a lot of home work.
Kathryn was riding Red in his first intermediate. He had a couple of spooky moments in the dressage but posted a good score of 30. However, in the show jumping Red decided to be really naughty and had a stop and a fence down – but he was good cross country finishing the day on a high note.