Friday at Blenheim and what can only be described as a simply fabulous day weather wise when the sun shone and shorts and T shirts were the order of the day. Huge crowds flocked in to enjoy the lovely estate at its best and we were pretty sure Dreamaway ( Dreamy) was going to nail another impressive top three performance in the 8/9 year olds CI4*S dressage.
Dreamy floated around, Tom used all of his extensive experience and the test was beautiful. A score of 31 was not only disappointing but pretty unreflective of the work that was produced! Sometimes riders and judges are not on the same page but Dreamy has scored some fabulous marks and Tom has been around the block enough to know what is a good test and what is a great test so the whole team where a bit gutted to be siting in 10th at the end of the day on a horse that has proven time and time again to be at the top of his age class.
There is enough jumping ahead to change the leaderboard dramatically so I am sure there is plenty of climbing to be done… snakes and ladders here we come!