BE100 Horse Trials – Ascott-Under-Wychwood

Dressage Test BE102 (2010) XC Jump Pens: 0 Total Penalties:

44.9

Judge: R Baldwin XC Time Pens: 8.4
Dressage Mark: 34.5 XC Distance: 2150
SJ Jump Pens: 0 XC Optimum: 4:32 Placing:

25th

SJ Time Pens: 2 XC Time Actual: 4:53

We arrived on time and went to declare; we then went on to walk the Cross Country course.  I don’t know how it happened, but we ended up very late for the dressage, so much so that I got to the warm up with no time at all to work in – the trot across the lorry park was the sum total of our warm up.  Resulting in a fairly tense test!  However, the 34.5 score was not as bad as it could have been. I met Chris on the walk back to the truck  – he was just walking over to watch us warm up and ride the test – he was very surprised to hear it was all over!  The Judge’s comments were: “Bold rhythmical paces. Now needing to develop the balance and suppleness for fluency”.

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The SJ was my main focus today.  The last time we were here Finn had her fall in the SJ – so I was feeling rather nervous, especially given we were now competing at BE100…..  Finn was absolutely awesome – forward. flowing and confident – jumping a beautiful clear round.  So happy with her – I took my time on the turns so ended up with 2 time penalties (meaning we were 2 seconds over the allowed time).  But I really didn’t care about that at all, I was so happy!

Onto the XC…….. Finn was really taking me to the fences and felt super.  she had a little sticky moment with the skinny ‘badger’ after the step up and was not very forward onto the water, but I asked and she went – good brave girl.  I really enjoyed the XC today, but clearly didn’t push hard enough as we had 8.4 time pens.  That wasn’t the point of today though – we have buried our demons in the SJ here – so job done!

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  1. DSA Prospect House
  2. Sandy’s Pheasant Feeder
  3. Webb’s Rail in Hedge
  4. Hickman’s Wall
  5. Moore Allen’s Stick Pile
  6. a) Gerald’s Wall; b) Skinny
  7. Jacob’s Chicken House
  8. Badger’s Brush Wall
  9. Finder’s Keepers Castle
  10. a) NFU Mutual Split Log; b) NFU Mutual Ditch; c) NFU Mutual Split Log
  11. Western Arable Services Hammock
  12. a) Subaru Step Up; b) Subaru Step Up; c) Subaru Badger
  13. Cotswold Farm Machinery Vegetable Rack
  14. a) Savills Fish; b)Savills Water; c) Savills Boat
  15. Smith’s Wall
  16. British Eventing Corner
  17. The Swan Inn Log
  18. DSA Prospect House
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