I didn't start my dressage till 2.30pm so I had time to pop up to the inaugural Quorn Hunt Forest Relay to watch Cherise and Darcy, I have been on the committee and we have all worked so hard so it was great to see it going ahead especially as we had to postpone the event a week due to the amount of rain we had the week before it was meant to be held. Cherise and Darcy lead Jo Payne and Ditsy round, both combinations did a super rounds, Darcy then had to go a second team as Flo wasn't quite sound (she was fine the following day!!) again Darcy was a star though I think she wasn't that impressed to be pulled out the box for second time!
Lucy was pleased to be out but she did a good if a little tense test, so I was really pleased with my score of 32.5 and was in the top 5 which shows how much stronger we have got in this phase over the winter, thanks to Charlie Hutton for helping us with this phase. She was good in the show jumping but thinks the arena at Solihull is very spooky with being able to see Xc below! We had one down due to a bit of a spook to last fence and lost balance on corner.
She was a bit tentative over fence one and two Xc but we haven't been had the chance to jump on grass or go schooling so I just let her take it all in and after that she was awesome, we didn't hurry but she jumped everything out of a stride and we added just 1.2 time faults to finish 10th, so hopefully the season will get going now!