Offchuch in Warwickshire was this weekends Eventing outing. As we have had quite a good amount of rain we entered Captain in the 80 so he could have an easy run after his two BE 90 outings. Also on board the lorry was Dynamo going to attempt his first one day event.
Captain led the dressage and went clear XC, time faults XC prevented him from winning the class but another run from which he gained experience, he is now cantering into the water jump really boldly.
Dynamo was very relaxed which surprised me as he has quite a bit of throughbred blood and being chestnut is definitely more hot than my laid back warmbloods. He did a superb dressage test to be in 4th place, followed by a very confident, careful and rhythmic SJ round, photos below or there’s a video on utube which can be seen here.
Cross Country he set off much bolder than I ever dreamt he would and never looked left or right the entire way round, he just locked on to his fences and jumped them and then looking keenly for the next jump. We had a 20 penalties from taking longer than 3 seconds to get into the water, he still has to sniff it first and then he made everyone laugh by tip toeing in and then stopping to play a hooves splashing game!!!
So no prizes won, it’s always nice to win prizes, but some really good miles put on the clock towards the horses education.
Several of my clients had success, Nikki Cox was placed 4th, Tracy Haines and Katie Baker both jumped a fab clear, Tom Woodward 4th on his new horse. Amber Knott was riding her new horse in its first ODE & finished in an impressive 6th place. Well done everyone.