Blenheim ERM CIC 3 star 15th September.

A total luxury for Tom at Blenheim… just the one horse, Strike Smartly ( Paddy) at Blenheim.  Tom loves Paddy and he did, without doubt, his best test to date at this level. Holly Woodhead was in place to give Tom some pointers and as always was a great help to have on the ground and the World Class team of Chris Bartle and Dickie Waygood in attendance as well.

Paddy really did bust a gut in the trot work so produce his best work to date. He was uphill and relaxed, and showed real ability to extend and collect.  Sure, he is a big horse and he finds some of the counter canter quite hard in the serpentines but he tries his best and a score of 49 makes a sun 50 score pretty cool!

The fact that Tom was so happy with him shows how much Paddy has improved this year.. and he gets better with the jumping phases which come up tomorrow…