Jumping with the ‘Big Boys’
Love Nunney such a great event and really looking forward to the prospect of Mickie’s first intermediate.
First dressage – an area we have worked hard on over the winter and it is beginning to pay off. Pleased with his test, he managed to contain himself and scored a respectable 38.
Show jumping looked huge, with a treble of a triple bar to two uprights which looked tricky. Mickie jumped a superb clear round absolutely gave it his all – Sarah Francis his owner and I were just so pleased with him.
Jumping into the water via a double of uprights – gave the commentator a bit of a fright!
A big step up Intermediate cross country today for Mickie. He started the course boldly, but began to show his inexperience and a little green through some of the combinations.
Second from last fence was a double of whacking great brush hedge corners, which we jumped to big over the first and then unable to make the second, so had to put in a quick circle and then popped it. These corners caused a lot of problems over the day.
All in all a great first intermediate run – will learn a lot from today.