|Finn looking fab in the stunning Eqco quarter sheet which has diamonte binding!!|
We were so excited to be heading to the British Dressage Winter Nationals- not once but twice!
First was the Pet Plan Inter I championships on the Wednesday then we returned on the Saturday for the Inter I Gala Evening.
It's fantastic to make it the the BD Nationals and I would like to start by Thanking my sponsors for their continued support and also thank my team and trainers who help me everyday along the way.
|Finnley enjoying some Blue Chip Calming Balancer|
Finn was a total star in the PetPlan Inter I- he was focussed (any exuberance before he headed down the centre line doesn't count!!) and he tried so much for me.
He was relaxed and swinging over his back and I was very pleased with his test. We had a blip in the first move off, last halt, and a very costly change of leg out of the right canter pirouette. If you want to watch our test in HD click HERE - Huge Thanks to David from Harveywetdog Productions for filming my test.
|Love our new WOW saddle with extra straight panel and deep dressage seat...plus a few extras so it fits Finn and me perfectly!|
After we had washed Finn off and made him comfortable I checked the online score... note to self- always check the official score board!
I was totally confused as my scored went up as 56%... my support team all said it was a good test and I felt it had gone well so I was left scratching my head! Turns out it was a typo! It was actually 66.94% which put us into an early lead!!
|Ready to go in brand new Equilibrium Stretch and Flex Flatwork wraps- such great boots.|
We finished in a fab third place overall and received some beautiful rosettes and prize money!
|Finn wearing white Eqco bandages enhanced with stunning silver thread.|
Saturday Nights Gala Evening didn't go to plan. The HUGE atmosphere and crowds really got to Finn and I couldn't show him off at all. He made it round with many mistakes but survived! So it was a great experience for us both and we have certainly learnt from it. Thank you British Dressage for the opportunity.
Over all we enjoyed our time at Hartpurty- massive thank you to my Mum who was super groom all week!