Just a dressage test and one to ride cross country for Tom’s holiday in Ireland today!
Braveheart B, ( Dougie) as predicted, didn’t put a hoof wrong in his dressage to score 28.2 and slot into 10th place in a class with lots of young talent on display and very close scores throughout. Dougie is getting more established at this level and gets more confident with every outing.
Also flying high was Brookfield Benjamin Bounce who really did bounce around the CI2*L young horse cross country to finish on his dressage score and to sit in 3rd spot overnight. The majority of the class went clear in time around the Ian Stark designed track but that is really as it should be for the 7 year olds as the idea is to give them the confidence to step up to the next level. Plenty of these horses will be looking towards the World Young Horse Championships in Le Lion D’Angers in October and this is a great stepping stone for them.
Busy day tomorrow as Tom will have all three of his to ride in one day! But only one phase each so still time for some sightseeing.