We have been to Vale View today to do dressage with Posh, it was our first dressage show since October and we were doing our first Medium, so the plan was to do Elementary 42 which is quite straight forward to warm up followed by Medium 61 but when I got my times my Medium was first but thought never mind won't do her any harm to have an easy time after the biggest questions she has been asked in the arena, all went according to plan she was a really good girl in the Medium as although there were lots of areas to improve on I felt she tried really hard for me and there were some really nice movements and we scored a really pleasing mark of 65% and won the restricted section. She warmed up even better for the next test and I was hopeful for a PB at Elementary level, we'll Posh thought otherwise and went in to the arena and was convinced it was the scariest place ever! And was a madam throughout out the test, but watching the video back there were still some good moments and we still scored a very fair 60%.
As we had lots of time we took Flo for a school as she has been very fresh at the moment and been adding plenty of her own movements to our schooling sessions! So I was very pleasantly surprised as she went really well and seems to feel a lot stronger than last season so hopefully we can improve on our marks when it comes to the event season.
Last week we took Darcy and Archie to Field Farm at Willoughby to use their all weather arena that has a mix of show jumps and cross country fences including steps, water and ditches. Both horses were fab, this was the first outing we had taken Archie on, Cherise rode him really well and he was brilliant very chilled out and just took everything in his stride he is really exciting as seems to have a fantastic attitude combined with being straight, careful and bold. Darcy was a lot more chilled than last time out and as you can see from above she jumps fab! She jumped everything and was really straight and honest.
We went to Solihull Riding Club for their BS show last week with Posh and Flo. Posh jumped really well in the 1.05m to finish 2nd, she jumped well in the 1.15m aswell but just tipped fence 2 and got away from me a little and had another four faults later in course. Flo was very fresh and wasn't really listening and had two down in the 1.10m so I took her in 1.15m and she was again not listening and had a couple of early fences down which worried her a bit and she was a little flustered but finished well. Hopefully she was just a bit over excited to be back out and will go better at Vale view next week as she is jumping awesome at home and she has only been to one show since September.