Arville CIC 3 ERM dressage

GBR-Tom McEwen rides Figaro van het Broekxhof during the ERM CIC3* Dressage. 2018 BEL-Concours Complet International D’Arville. Saturday 23 June. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

As far as I can see Tom is basically on a mini break this weekend with Figaro van het Broekxhof as his partner!  Just the one horse at an event is a luxury, especially at this time of year and it looks as though Lucy is enjoying it even more than Tom!

And how nice for Fig to be the centre of attention as well. He is such a charming horse and whilst not really being built for dressage he tries as hard as he can to make the moves as best he can and you cannot ask for more than that.

He and Tom are beginning to build a strong partnership but it was probably one of the hottest fields the ERM has seen this season so not so much of a surprise to see Tom and Fig in the latter half of the results sheet.  A score of 34 is realistically just 11 points off the lead and the showjumping always shakes things up in these classes.  Judging by some of the comments on ERM TV the cross country appears to be more challenging than maybe some of the riders were expecting so there is plenty to play for on Sunday.

GBR-Tom McEwen’s Figaro van het Broekxhof, with his gorgeous Groom, Lucy, after the ERM CIC3* Dressage. 2018 BEL-Concours Complet International D’Arville. Saturday 23 June. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography