A somewhat belated overview of Nunney.. apologies for that!
It was a busy weekend for Tom with a mixture of novices, intermediates and one advanced horse that made the trip down to Somerset for Nunney horse trials over the two days. The highlight was Braveheart B ( Dougie) who remains one of Tom’s favorites and he won his NRF on his dressage score of 27.5 which was a testament to his talents. Stablemate Nasdaq High ( Bodie) was just a bit off the pace for a 33 and a couple of rails before another clear cross country while Zara Tindalls’s Gladstone pulled off another clear showjumping before picking up a 20 cross country which is very unlike him!
Coilibri de Riverland has just stepped up to novice and a 33 and a single rail before a clear cross country added to the tally of good rounds for the young horses.
Nunney is not the nicest of tracks to ride when we have had an extended period without rain.. and that is no critism of the organisers, just one of those things. The showjumping is never straightforward either and Tom was very happy with The Magician ( Mars) who pulled another double clear out of the bag in his intermediate section.
Royal Roxey deserved a nice and uncomplicated run and she made the most of it with a 27 dressage, a rail and a very easy run for a clear cross country.
6 horses piloted over the weekend and time to have some time with the others at the start of the week before they head out to Arville for the ERM which is the next leg of the series. Badminton aces Toledo de Kerser and Strike Smartly ( Paddy ) are back in work and its a full compliment of horses again for Tom to compete.