Feeling pooped – alarm went off at 4am this morning. Ascot Under Wychwood here we come, Dinah, Spider and MLP all looking very smart and ready to go!
MLP ridden by Louise Holden found it all very exciting in the dressage warm up, but just about managed to contain himself in the arena. He jumped a good show jumping round (very slippy in the arena) and then excelled himself by jumping clear cross country round with just a little verbal encouragement from Louise as they approached the water – well ridden Louise.
Anstise Baring’s lovely Dinah produced a good test, and jumped a super double clear – again with verbal encouragement into the water! Very happy indeed with her progress today.
Pleased with Roseanna Hope’s Spider as this was only his second ODE. Dressage went well (not to keen on going close to the big white scary boards) show jumped well, and then even with verbal encouragement had a stop at the ‘Fish jump’ into the water, but came around and popped it at the second time of asking – just wanting to take a look at everything and at this stage in his eventing career that is fine.
All in all a good day, thanks Cynthia, Pandora, and Roseanna for helping and Mum for a great picnic making a lovely ending to a good day.