MDRC Dressage – 3 August 2019 – NASH’s first show

I’ve been riding Nash for about 3 weeks now, so have decided to join Misterton & Distrtict Riding Club (MDRC) to get him out and about a bit. Dressage on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday at the club field was this weekend’s plan. Lynsey came to support (and call the tests for me). Bit of a stressful start as Nash still does not understand how to rear unload from the trailer, so that was a traumatic start for him as he did get quite upset about walking backwards off the ramp!

He warmed up well and was very well behaved, but somehow managed to pull a front shoe off one horse before we were due to go! He didn’t really notice and (apart from spooking at some oil barrells to the left of C on entry) worked very nicely. We did have an error of course, which meant 2 marks deducted, but he stilll managed to win the class! Well done Nash!

Nash was a bit more opinionated in the second test and was rather strong, but still felt quite rideable and no threats of explosions. He finished in second place. So all in all a good day out, he was well behaved and enjoyed his morning.

Chris came along and took some lovely photos (in between listening to the Ashes on the car radio😊) we’ve even got a pic of the shoe he managed to wrench off…. Attempts to find a farrier to put the shoe back on failed – so no show jumping for us this weekend, which is a shame, but we’ll get plenty more outings.

Misterton & District are a really friendly Riding Club, doing lots of team RC comps – looking forward to more fun wih them over the rest of the season.

Venue:MDRC Club Field
Discipline:Riding Club Dressage
Test:Prelim 2Judge:J Carruthers

Judges comments were:

“An attractive horse and pleasing partnership, lots to like. Now needs to develop more equal suppleness and develop a slightly more uphill way of going for higher marks to come.”

Venue:MDRC Club Field
Discipline:Riding Club Dressage
Test:Prelim 14Judge:J Carruthers

Judges comments were:

“A pleasing test and lots to like, Needs to be ridden into a more forward feeling contact now to improve connection at times.”

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