The season has officially started as all the horses have had their first runs of the season. It’s been pretty full on for Aoife and myself as we have had 3 or 4 horses going to each event every weekend.
The 2 big boys Fernhill Adventure (Biscuit) and Wasting Light (Archie) have had their first international run at Burgham in Northumberland to do the CIC***. They each did a lovely dressage and both scored a 45.3 (talk about consistency!), had an unlucky pole down each around a massive and troublesome showjumping track but were absolutely class cross country to finish 5th and 6th respectively in a very competitive class. That was definitely worth the 7 hour trip up north. Our luxury Empire Horse box made the journey comfortable and effortless! As this is usually our ‘2nd home’ between March and October it’s a real treat to have the mod cons to make it as comfortable as possible for both us and the horses. Plus endless cups of coffee on demand, what more could you ask for!?
It was such a hardcore weekend for both of us as we had a very tight time schedule and had to stick to the times. Queue a lot of running round and a very red face from me! Note to self- must get fitter!! It really is such a lovely event and everyone made such an effort and was really helpful and accommodating.