Hot off the boat from Aachen and Tom was back on the boat to Ireland for Camphire International. In true Irish form Camphire have about 300 tracks open and cater for everything from bog ponies through to CCI 3 star.
Strike Smartly ( Paddy) did a great test in the small but classy CCI 3 star class for a 48 and then backed that up with a seriously classy clear to be sitting in 3rd position overnight before showjumping. They finished clear inside the time so will be very happy with that.
Stablemate Joyride ( Wibley) posted a 49 dressage which is a tad off the normal for Wibley at 2 star but he also blitzed a clear xc to sit inside the top 10 before tomorrows showjumping. CIC’s may showjump first over here but in Ireland all the National classes go cross country before showjumping so its very much the norm there.
So all to play for tomorrow… Paddy in line for a podium and Wibley seriously happy to be back at 2 star…
And, on a nice note, BLE Barina, who Tom produced for Megan Heath and is now ridden by Holly Woodhead is lying in 6th in the CIC 2 star and how cool is that! We love to see horses produced by Tom that go on….