We have been busy show jumping over the last couple of weeks, starting at Rutland show in the pouring rain with Rogey & Geoge, I was really impressed with how they both handled the atmosphere,George had been out overnight and seemed a little flat, he jumped well but just touched two poles which is very unlike him, Rogey also had annoying fence down in an otherwise lovely round.
Next we went to Brooksby College this time with Flo & George, both jumped fab all day. George jumped a good steady double clear in the Discovery and then jumped a foot perfect double clear in his first Newcomers making it feel very easy. Flo was on good form just being pipped to the post in the 1.05m then jumping a lovely double clear in the newcomers.
Off to Weston Lawns again last week with George & Rogey chasing thier Discovery double clears, both jumped great rounds in the 95cm amateur class George just had the second last down when I got a bit excited in the jump off and Rogey just tipped a rail coming out of the double, but made up for it by both jumping lovely Double clears in the Discovery, George finished 3rd & Rogey 5th.
Well Mine & Flo's eventing comeback after 10months off nearly went according to plan, she was so excited to be back out doing what she enjoys most. I was really pleased with her dressage scoring 35.5 which I was a little disappointed as some bits felt really good but got the same 6.5 as rest of test but that's that, was extremely fresh in the slow jump warm up but went in and jumped foot perfect clear then after pulling a shoe off in Xc warm up we finally set off about 6.30pm it felt great riding her again and she was flying but then we had a silly stop at a hedge coming out of the woods, think just a bit rusty and didn't really lock on and I took her for granted a bit then we finished off making all feel very easy. So even though a very frustrating day it was great to feel her feeling back on top form.