Blog 7: A mixed bag at Gatcombe!
Well, a mixed weekend at Gatcombe! Friday was fantastic with Spring Prophet moving up to Intermediate level with ease finishing 3rd in his section, another horse that has really started to grow into himself and show real promise for next year! Ridgefield II was 6th in the same section with a lovely double clear which was equally pleasing! Yesterday however brought me back down to earth (literally!) with a bump. I took both 6 year olds to do the Novice and things started off well with two pleasing tests and 2 clears rounds SJ then Oakenhall True Start deposited me on the floor coming out of the water to a narrow big box brush, not all bad as up until this point he went really very nicely! Cactherston Caractacus found the water complex all together too much to look at and went very green on me so a big "E" on his results! Doubtless Cullin then finished my day off on a better note going double clear on his dressage score leaving him 11th in the competitive ON section. All I can say is that's eventing for you, one day up the next down!