Two out of three.
What is Larkhill when it isn't cold, wet and windy!
We started with Clonshire on Trend (Georgeous George) making his eventing debut. Producing a sweet test for 33 and a super clear show Jumping lying in the top 10. He was in his element XC, until 1/3rd of the way round the course he disappeared from underneath me, having spooked at something that ran out of the grass in between fences, which resulted in me hitting the floor - not what I expected! I was extremely impressed with his whole attitude throughout the day both during competition and around the lorry.
The Dominator PFB didn't start 2021 as he finished 2020. His test was not mistake free and the cows watching him didn't look too impressed. There were some really good movements with little areas where he needed more self carriage and balance. Despite not having jumped on grass for some months he jumped a fantastic clear round and was lying 4th after SJ. Larkhill Show Jumping is always testing due to the undulation throughout the course. He was very out of character in the cross country and we finished with a 20. This was particularly disappointing as he has XC trained so well over the last few weeks and has developed so much over the winter.
Lots of positives to take out of the day and of course areas to improve.
Next stop for both these horses is Bicton in 2 weeks.