Duck enjoyed his first proper party to finish 13th in the OI, he was a little fresh in both the Dressage and the Show Jumping but was fab XC, so hopefully having let off steam, he will be a bit more focused at Belton! There were bits though especially in his Dressage that I was pleased about, as I have been working hard on his straightness over the winter and even with a bit of joie de vivre he really stayed up and straight in the shoulders.
Spike came down for the ride, as with spaces on the lorry it seemed like a good opportunity for him to get out and about before his first outing at Kirriemuir. We also took Grace Moran down so that she could watch her horse Porthill Rusty Nail (4th in the OI) and she was given the job of stand in jockey while I was riding the other two, so her and Spike looked very smart trotting around!
Next stop is Gleneagles for a the Pre Novice horses and then we head south again with Duck and Elton for Belton