As the number of days to Rio is getting smaller, all of us here at Team ACE are carrying on as normal. All the horses are finally enjoying the sunshine now that it has made an appearance! And about time too!
We have been extremely lucky to get all our runs in so far especially as the weather hasn’t been very kind and many events having to cancel. Massive thanks to the teams making all these events happen as its not an easy task anyway let alone when it tries to snow/rain/hail at once (as it did at Belton!)
At the beginning of April we had Kings Advocate (Hugo) heading to Weston Park. On the first day of the competition, they had torrential rain and unfortunately had to cancel midway through the last class of the day.
The amazing organisers pulled out all the stops to run the second day and thank god they did! Hugo made nothing of the mud and did a super double clear to win his intermediate section. He looked like he had been hunting before he had even done his dressage and I was very glad he is not grey!!
We then had Biscuit and Archie competing at Belton as it was our first Olympic trial. As we drove closer to the event the weather had deteriorated and started snowing-in April!?
Aoife and I looked at each other both thinking it was going to be cancelled but thankfully it ran. We experienced all four seasons in the one day but the sun made an appearance by lunchtime.