It was good to get back out for the first day of the season for us.
Overall it was a good day. The Partner (EHOS Syndicate) was on at 8.06 which meant leaving the yard at 2am! Talk about a rude awakening to Eventing 2023!
The Partner was so relaxed in his test and I was very pleased with him - as many will know this is not his favourite discipline but he was very rideable. He then had a great double clear going steadily XC to finish 7th. The clear SJ was particularly good as it was certainly causing problems with the tricky ground.
Ballycoog Breaker Boy was back having had a year off in 2022. He had an excellent test - very balanced and level headed and was up there with some very successful horses. He found the SJ quite hard work due to his lanky legs and tricky ground so was pleased to come out with just a pole. He was as straight as always XC and again we just went very steadily as planned.
Tenz, owned by Suzanne Houchin and Nigella Hall,
had a very good test leading the section and achieved the only clear SJ. Unfortunately I had a rider fall in the early part of the course - Both of us are absolutely fine and look forward to Cirencester next week.
Cirencester next week - Tenz and Optimus Actinium Saturday Novice, The Partner and Ballycoog Breaker Boy OI on Sunday.