Really experienced the highs and lows of eventing today. Frankie did the TCN** at Kelsall Hill. He had an ok dressage with 52.5 (fei scoring system) then jumped a fabulous clear Sj. But on the Xc we had equipment malfunction, my air jacket clip that clips on to the saddle managed to clip itself on to the strap that does my air jacket up round me and I only realised what had happened when I tried to lean back at the drop into water, it was like I couldn't sit up, bit of a scary moment so I ended up circling to undo myself before jumping out of the water. So cross!!! Also had a really silly stop at the bull finch but only because I wasn't focused. But Frankie jumped all the technical fences really well. I'm so disappointed because he has never had cross country jumping penalties at Intermediate level, I was so keen to jump clear so I could get a qualification for a CCI**. We were qualified last year but with all the rules changing we need a TCN** or CIC** clear xc before we can do a CCI**. That's eventing for you, least he's home and safe.
Amateur event rider