We took Darcy and George to Arena UK for thier Winter Novice show, they had made a real effort with the arena there were lots of very spooky flowers and they had all of their fillers out so there was a lot for the horses to take in as it was very atmospheric. I don't think Darcy breathed once in the first class she was very tense which resulted in me having no control!!! We had two fences down. George was also very green in the arena, it took me a fair while to just get down the other end of the arena which didn't give me much time to get started once the bell had gone, he was so busy still gawping that we had a stop at the first, I stay stop more like we just ran into it as he was still admiring the flowers!! But after he jumped round really well. Thankfully in the second class they both were 100% better, Darcy annoyingly just had the final fence down in the jump off and George jumped a foot perfect double clear, just not quite quick enough for a prize, the jump off course was a galloping course which didn't suit me as I happy to do tight turns but don't want to gallop and flatten them as we want to keep going up the ladder and most importantly I want good rhythmical clear rounds. So we came home from the show really pleased with both horses and they definitely learnt a lot.
Mum & Cherise had a lovely day out hunting with the Quorn, a massive thanks to Mr Turner who hosted a lovely meet. Darcy & Max as usual were complete stars.