After Belton we headed to Weston Park for 2 days, it was full of mixed results but I felt the results didn’t tell the right picture becasue I think a few of the horses learnt an awful lot and made big progress!
SANNANVALLEY JUSTICE stole the show with a win in the novice. I had a great ride on PAMERO but had a rail in the showjumping which was rider error! He finished 6th.
Next stop was Hambleden, the main man here was COOLEY LORD LUX who jumped a super double clear to win the Intermediate, he had come on so much since Weston and gave me a great ride xc!
MR BASS also jumped a lovely double clear to finish 2nd in his novice section.
On the Friday we had 3 babies making their eventing debuts…. it’s fair to say they were all totally shocked by what was going on but they all completed and will hopefully start to understand the job next time!!
SANNANVALLEY JUSTICE was going really well in her first CIC* but had a really annoying 20 pens at the quarry!
I was really excited about going to Rockingham Castle for the next event because I’d heard good reports about it… it didn’t disappoint!!
What a super event with lovely organisers… new favourite event!!!!
OUZO and ORATORIO were having their second event and they had improved enormously, both jumping double clears and ORATORIO finishing in 3rd place.
Unfortunately Withington had been cancelled the weekend before which meant PAMERO had missed an Intermediate run before the CIC** here, but that didn’t seem to bother him! He gave me an amazing ride xc and showjumped a lovely clear to finish 3rd and gain his qualification for Tattersalls CCI**.
Also in the CIC** was CONTROE, he performed a good test to score 49.1, had an unlucky rail and then flew round the xc, so he also heads to Tattersalls for CCI**… Botht these horses are only 7yo’s so the future is looking bright!
OBOS COOLEY had a last minute entry into the AI after Withington’s cancellation but he was having a “teenage” moment in the showjumping and had 2 down but flew round xc!
Aston le Walls was a mammouth few days, we had 11 horses over 3 days there… with 8 of them finishing in the top 10!
PAMERO was a superstar and won the Intermediate, OBOS COOLEY was 3rd in OI, SANNANVALLEY JUSTICE was 2nd in Novice, COOLEY LORD LUX was 6th in Intermediate, COOLEY AGAIN was 8th in Novice, ORATORIO was 4th in BE100, OUZO and BRAWO both finsihed 2nd in BE100.
This was the final run before Tattersalls where COOLEY LORD LUX is competing in CCI* whilst CONTROE, OBOS COOLEY and PAMERO are doing the CCI**… fingers crossed for a good week!