Arena Eventing @ Kingswood EC

Discipline: Arena Eventing Class: 90cm
Venue: Kingswood Equestrian Centre, Albrighton
Result Clear Round Place: 2nd

What a fantastic weekend!  I wasn’t sure whether to enter this as Finn’s mud fever is healing really well and I didn’t want her over-reach boots to rub.  We came up with a plan to put some melanin and VetWrap over the area to protect her.  This worked really well……

We arrived late but did do a sprint course walk, walk trot and canter and only two  jumps in the warm up!

ArenaEventing7.4.13Six had jumped before me and there were no clear rounds – the 16 jumps were all in the arena and the course was quite tight.  I got her together and we started: she jumped a really nice round – a bit hairy at number 13 as it was at the side of the arena and there was a ‘killer’ trailer parked which meant we came into the jump (a skinny) at a 45 degree angle – but cleared it.

We were the first of only two clear rounds for the class – Lynsey had the other clear and was faster – pushing us into second place.  I was thrilled!  Also received £10 winnings – in the money this weekend and Finn has quite literally earned her keep this week – £30 overall.  Lynsey finished in 1st place but also won the Winter Arena Eventing Series and got a lovely big rosette and a sash.

Was so proud doing the lap on honour – go team Swancote!

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