Withington Horse Trials – May 2015

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  One of my favourite events, fantastic big and bold cross country course which Mickie flew round with ease.  Although did give me a bit of a shock when he took a stride out of the double of hedges.  Dressage is beginning to come together (had a fantastic lesson in the week with Dan Greenwood which we got so much out of – can’t wait for the next one!), his canter felt lovely he was just a little too excited to walk calmly!  Show jumped well really took the course on – just a bit of a spook at the water tray caused a loss of concentration and an unfortunate pole down and at the next fence which came up very quickly.  We then got back into our rhythm and cleared the rest.  All in all a good day and great preparation for Chatsworth 1* in a couple of weeks time.