mdrc, elementary 50, 20 August 2022

Venue:Misterton & District RC Show Ground
Discipline:Dressage – RC
Test:E.50JudgeJane Carruthers

Back to weekend dressage at the club field, much easier to manage than during the week after work from my point of view!

Luckily we’ve had a bit of rain, so the ground was not as hard as it might have been – I did put little studs in though, just to help us feel more confident in the mediums and the smaller circles etc. Nash felt really good, even though he was pretending to be a bit of a dragon until he came off the trailer! I’ve borrowed a different bit from Beth, and happily he seems to really like it – it’s still a NS verbindend, but it’s a 5.5″ so smaller, it’s also slightly thicker and it has bigger rings; I’ll take it to my next lesson with Jo and get her approval before splashing out on one!

I was pleased with the test, and edging closer to that elusive 70% at Elementary level….. Judge’s comments were:

“A lovely horse and confident partnership. Lots to like, just needs to maintain the uphill balance and suppleness to the bridle for the higher marks to be maintained”.