On Saturday we took 8 horses with several clients from the yard, plus Linzi and Charlotte to Manor Grange to begin qualification towards the Winters! It was glorious sunshine and absolutely boiling, I had a lovely day topping up my tan whilst everyone else sweated profusely whilst riding haha!
It was a successful day for all, not just score related but more in an experience and confidence giving way, especially for Charlotte riding Chin (only her 2nd ever dressage test) and won her scetion 🙂 Jo riding her own Wattie competing him for the first time, pulling off a lovely 2nd test but unfortunately the judge did not reward them for this and marked it the same as the first test which was not as confident, luckily we were all there to give our opinion on how it should have been marked 🙂 Sue competed Jordi, again only for the second time and the legend that Jordi is they pulled off a good, mistake free test!
Becky rode Diane Vardy’s Nico in the first Medium to try and ‘educate’ him as he can be very spooky, he was a good boy and then Diane rode him in the second test. Again it was a nice test, with lovely moments. Linzi and Kwad competed in the PSG, by this time it was extremely hot, and both Linzi and Kwad were feeling the heat! Still a very good test earning 64+% with a couple of mistakes so not bad at all 🙂 Becky then competed Karen Holmes’ Westhill’s Jasper B in the PSG and Inter 1, just his second time out with Becky and already a great improvement. He is a very striking and exciting horse!
Emma & Pip Corbett also competed in the PSG and Inter 1 classes. Both had good consistent tests, and Pip was very pleased with Reg with it being their first proper PSG and Inter 1 classes 🙂