We were quite shocked to be heading off to Gatcombe for dressage on the Friday, as we had been balloted from the event and placed on the waiting list but told we would probably not get in! So with only a couple of days notice we set off for Mickie’s first CIC 1* – we were a little disappointed with our dressage Mickie was tense and did not settle today he even put in a cheeky little buck as we trotted passed the judge at B before we entered the arena! But never mind we were still very pleased he has progressed well this season. We headed back to Gatcombe on Sunday for the show jumping and cross country – he produced a lovely show jumping round just an unlucky pole down at the first part of the double and he then took the cross country course in his stride going clear with just a few time faults. Hopefully looking good for My Man Mickie last event of this season Osberton 3 Day at the beginning of October.