Busy week

Well where do I start this week? As you will know by now Saumur did not have the best ending for Henry and I – he was going really well on the xc until fence 25 when we had a stop – it was so frustrating but I tried to put it behind me and approached again – sadly we had a fall and were eliminated – we are both fine and will live to fight another day but our Olympic hopes are over and plan Z is now in operation Thank you to those who were kind enough to send messages, texts, tweets etc over the weekend – I am sorry I won’t get to reply to them all but they meant a lot I was thrilled with Allora though – a silly mistake xc did not mar her fantastic performance and I believe she is a proper horse in the making We had a frantic trip back home as I was heading to Tweseldown on Monday – we travelled in convey with Team Todd and got home – at 730 – Felicity was a star and had all the horses ready to go with the tack all outside – so a record turnaround of 30 minutes and we were on the road to Tweseldown – thanks must go to the team there for arranging my times as best they could – even though at one point I was still doing dressage on one horse just 15 minutes before my dressage on Steve was due to start! Noble Bestman restored the humour by winning the OI and the novice horses finishing 2nd (Obos Cooley) 3rd (Longbarn Maisie) and 6th (Brookfield Cult King) – got home fairly late that night and was pretty tired! The weekend saw us head to Ponitspool – Maisie was again and star and jumped a double clear and finished 7th – I did not run the rest xc – the ground was firming up every minute and as they are only young there will be plenty more chances ahead This week I am heading to Ireland horse hunting and will stop of at Tatts to see how everyone is getting on Until next time Laura