I had 3 rides at the Area 20 Horse Trials Qualifier which was held at Berriewood. It was a day of many highs and lows. My first ride was Percy in the 90 and he was foot perfect all day for a 29 dressage and double clear, I did get 1.2 time penalties for going to fast but he still finished up 4th in his section and the team were 2nd so we are off to the Championships in August. My next ride was Florence in the 100 who got her best ever dressage of 25.8 then sj she was awesome right up until the last fence were she got a bit brave and jump too soon taking the pole between her front legs, this had frightened her by the time I came to xc and she was jumping her fences way too big then I came to grief at the third fence and hit the deck, such a shame for Florence she had never had anyone come off her before. Finally I rode Red, a friends horse in the 100+, we had a 33.3 dressage and double clear, again I picked up some naughty penalties for going a touch too fast but we finished 3rd and the team were first so he has also qualified for the Championships.
Amateur event rider