We had the most lovely and amazingly good day at Badminton today, and not just because the sunshine shone all day long.
I rode my lovely Professor Sprout in the young event horse class, he was superb in every way, jumped huge over everything and caught the judges eye enough that we made into the final judging for the top ten best horses, he finished in 7th place, a mounted prize giving in front of a noisy crowd of spectators was all very new to him but he coped like a horse much older than his 4 years. In fact he loved it, but then he thrives on doing stuff and also he adores all people, I guess he’s just a very special boy.
The day was made extra special with a small crowd of my……errrrr make that Sprouts friends and supporters which included his breeder Connie Colfox who drove all the way from Dorset to watch him.
Thanks to Nikki Cox for being an excellent groom and photographer, photos will be posted soon, but as I am grooming for 4* rider Louise Harwood for the rest of the week at Badminton I had best get some sleep now. Especially as she has two rides Mr Potts and Whitson, Becky, Jackie and I will be kept busy.