What a brill day, me and Finn tackled our first ever ODE event together today at Stockland Lovell Manor.
Finn's not competed properly in XC for 3 years and I've not done any XC rounds since I was in the pony club (15 years ago )
We attempted the 2'6 Novice and here's how we did.
After getting no sleep through nerves we headed down to Stockland Lovell this morning on a beautiful sunny day
Dressage - Finn was being very obiediant and trying his best bless him and we ended up on a score of 35
SJ - Completely different horse I had no brakes as he was in full on hooray henry mode and after having a very sticky moment at fence 2 we managed a clear round
XC - Warmed up ok but then the starter gave us the 20 second countdown and Finn then decided to have a napping attack and we had rearing and reversing and spinning everywhere but in the direction of the start gate. I managed to get him going forward when they were counting down from 5 and we managed to canter happily through the start box
After settling into a great rythem Finn was filling me full of confidence, he was so amazing bless him and just galloped up the whole course and not once did we have a problem at any of the fences.
We finished with a few time faults 21.1 but the best news was out of a class of 35 we came 5th
I'm so pleased with what we did today and here are some XC piccies I think bless him he had his ears picked up the whole way
Last edited by claire777; 17th September 2009 at 10:35 PM.