Not my greatest weekend on record!!! The organisers had put on a great event with 5 fantastic courses and great ground. I took Cherry for the BE90 on Friday, she warmed up very well for her dressage but when we got in the arena the trees that had been placed in every corner of the arena were pulling all sorts of funny faces at her , so she was completely distracted for a disappointing 42. But she redeemed herself by jumping a fabulous clear Showjumping and equally as fabulous clear cross country. She felt awesome. This was good enough for 9th place.
A very early start and back with Florence and Percy for the BE100 on Saturday. Percy was up first and did what I thought was a very nice test but in quite a harshly marked section the judge didn't agree for a 36.5. He then jumped a super clear Showjumping. He was flying Xc right up until the corner, where we had a really silly glance off. So very annoying right at the end of our season and very unlike him, but it was the bogey fence and did cause several run outs, but no excuse, we should know better. Then my day got worse. Florence was doing what I would consider a lovely dressage test when all of a sudden the pair of us hit the deck. We both shot up and I jumped back on and carried on like nothing had happened, hoping the judge blinked and missed us, but no such luck, we scored a big fat 0 for that particular movement, I thought we gambolled in fine style and should have been given at least a 9!!!! Lol. Once we were dusted off we headed to the Showjumping. Florence was very excited to be in Kelsall Hill's very smart arena and flew round in a really jolly frame of mind. She jumped fab but picked up an unlucky 4 faults for a fence down, quite unlike her. And then the Xc, again she was flying right up until the stupid corner, where I'd changed my approach to it a little after my glance off on Percy, but still didn't get the right line and had another glance off. I should have just gone the long route. Useless jockey needs sacking!!!!! So not a great end to the season for my two homebred's but we live to fight another day. When my alarm went off at 4am I should have just rolled over and ignored it!!!!