South Leicestershire Riding Establishment Dressage 8 March 2020

Our first visit to SLRE, parking was very tight. Warm up was in the indoor arena, with the competition test ridden in a larger outdoor. There were quite a few spectators for both the warm up and the test. Chris came to cheer me on!

Venue:SLRE – Leire
Discipline:Dressage
Test:P7JudgeJane Carruthers
Percentage:70.23%Place:1st


Judges comments were:

“A pleasing test and confident partnership. Lots to like. Could be a little more supple to the contact at times and develop a more uphill feel tot he way of going for the 8’s”

This test scored all 7’s – except for one 7.5!

Venue:SLRE – Leire
Discipline:Dressage
Test:P13JudgeJane Carruthers
Percentage:68.08%Place:1st

Judges comments were:

“A pleasing test on the whole, pity about the blip in the second canter! Again, lots to like and a pleasing partnership.”

The ‘blip’ in the second canter mentioned by the judge in her comments referred to someone on a black horse galloping past the arena (along the concrete path)! and setting Nash off – I had to ride a circle to get him back under parental control – resulting in a 5 for the movement and -2 marks for the circle (EOC). The marks after that second canter were noticeably lower than the first 3/4 of the test – quite right as Nash was very lit up and tense after that. Still took the win despite that mishap – but goes to show we really need to concentrate on the test and not get distracted by what’s going on around us!

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