Steve and I had the best time at Hickstead in the Grand Prix Class – we had a ball but Steve got a little confused and although we had the fastest time, we had a few fences down which left us in 8th.
Friday saw us at Aston with the novices – Outward Bound was 5th and Noble Skyboy jumped a lovely double clear in his first novice!
The weather was grim and the Taylors deserve a huge thanks for carrying on – the course it self held up well and both horses felt great
Saturday was a busy day taking 5 horses to Robin Dumas amazing xc facility.
Sunday saw an early start with galloping Henry at home and then off to Aston with Allora for her first Advanced – yikes. She was going brilliantly until we came to a double of box fences… She jumped in so well that the 4 strides came up very quick and she just caught her front legs on the way up which shot me out the front door, I got back on and completed a perfect round apart from that – she will have learnt a lot from the experience and we will head to Hartpury CCI** for our next outing
Monday saw Controe, Nankin and Maisie out – Controe had a silly rail then an awesome xc, Nankin jumped a fab double clear… Both are only 5 years old making their novice debut so I was thrilled with how mega they were xc! Maisie unfortunately didn’t want to play on the xc and had 2 stops.
Tuesday was guess what – another trip to Aston for Event Training – top effort to the Taylors for having the energy to run so many days! I had my exciting new horse from Ireland there and he jumped double clear in the BE100 section
This week is busy at home and I will be glued to the TV to watch Team GBR at the weekend – fingers crossed they win Gold at Greenwich. The TV coverage can be found here