I seem to be trending on social media today.
It all began late last night when I opened up the British Eventing Website to enter an event.
After missing a couple of important announcements last year I now ensure the page opens first onto the British Eventing News page.
A small news line caught my eye, 2018 post rulebook rule changes. Oh I have read these already I thought, the new falls rule has been well publicised. But I clicked into the story anyway, no harm in double checking. To my amazement one of the rule changes was that the new Novice Dressage Test 131 (2018) has been completely rewritten. So much so we now trot up the centre line and turn right instead of left. OMG I thought, how many people are not going to see this and get eliminated in the dressage, all that effort, time, training and money wasted. This would be a disaster.
So although I guessed, everyone else had maybe read it already and I was the probably the only person who hadn’t seen it, I posted a photo of the amended test on social media anyway.
Over 25,0000 views plus over 100 shares in less than 24 hours shows quite clearly I wasn’t the only person to have missed this important rule change.
Even the great Ian Stark, Olympian, Badminton winner and my childhood Eventing hero has shared it. I am feeling very famous and even more flabbergasted. I feel like I could now retire from all social media activities as I can’t better this lol !!
ALthough now I have seen how many people didn’t know……. the devilish side of me is wondering If I had said nothing would I have been the only one who turned the correct way up the centre line and then I maybe I could have won!!
But my Mum always taught me honesty is the best policy, cheats never prosper and…… but it wouldn’t have been cheating….. would it …….???