Camphire Dressage ( Friday)

GBR-Tom McEwen presents No Excuse during the First Horse Inspection for the Sema Lease CCI4*-L. 2019 IRL-Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials. Cappoquin. Co. Waterford. Ireland. Thursday 25 July. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

Just two tests for Tom today and he and the lovely Bob Chaplin ( Bob) cruised into 10th spot in the very popular CI3*S class with a 29.4.  Bob is very talented and has been produced well so no doubt this is the start of a long and happy relationship…everyone still misses the Barker’s super grey Strike Smartly ( Paddy) but hopefully Bob can begin to fill that gap in his own way.

I talked about No Excuse ( Jimmy) finishing up  in 2nd on his 4*L debut with Ros Canter in Millstreet last year… well, of course Tom promptly went out and won the dressage! Jimmy and Tom topped the leaderboard with a 23.3 which is quite incredible at this level for a new partnership!

Lots of jumping phases to come tomorrow which everyone will be more than happy to crack on with and I have no doubt that Camphire is as fun as ever!