The event was as good as ever and a nice new water right in peak viewing for the supporters. It was great to be back there and have two good runs.
The Dominator PFB had a good day with a really rideable dressage test (27.5) and clear SJ and XC. As we went out to cross country we were lying in 1st place, but we just couldn't quite make the time. There is still a certain amount of setting up needed for certain fences which is always costly on the time. However, we were all thrilled that he came second and now looking forward to Burgham 2*.
V.I.P Vinnie produced another good dressage test
(25.7) and Show Jumped very well for a good clear. This was our 2nd run with the new bit and the 2nd two thirds of the course were possibly the best I have had for a couple of years. It took the first third to get sorted and unfortunately this included a 20 at the corner. My fault as I had the wrong gear and we got there on 1/2 a stride. However, I was so pleased with the round - never did I think I would be happy with a round that included a 20!!! Next stop Burgham 4* - hoping that all our XC practicing and training pays off.