We have just returned from a great day at Rockingham Castle Horse Trials – with it still being a “new edition” to the BE Fixtures it is one of the most beautiful events on the circuit. Fantastic organization, a beautiful venue and great courses designed by Mark Philipps make it one “not to miss”!
We are very lucky to have it right on our "doorstep"!
Algebra, The Blue Frontier and Rutherglen competed in the Advanced Intermediate while our Youngster Right To Play´s Jack Sparrow had a Novice run.
Rutherglen won his dressage on a 23.1 and showed in one of his very classy cross country rounds that he has put his fall at Badminton behind him . 3 poles in the showjumping left us in 6th place but I am happy with the progress of his preparation towards CCI4* Luhmühlen in June.
Algebra was once again our little pocket rocket – he continued his form from Montelibretti with a lovely dressage test, one unlucky pole in the showjumping and a clear cross country. The day was a great preparation run towards our first four star together in Luhmühlen in June.
The Blue Frontier always puts a smile on my face – I so much enjoy riding this wonderful, big striding horse. He will be competing as part of the Australian Nations Cup Team at Houghton Hall next weekend so I wanted to give him a quiet training run – and he showed a super cross country round, which I am very happy with. We are now very much looking forward to Houghton Hall next weekend!
Right To Play´s Jack Sparrow did a lovely dressage test and jumped another one of his super clear showjumping rounds - this horse has got so much talent and a wonderful attitude! After his great 6th place at CCI1* Montelibretti I wanted to give him a quiet cross country training round to give him a nice preparation for Houghton Hall – unfortunately we gained 20 penalties at the first element of the water complex, jumping into the shade when he got spooked by the light conditions. Nevertheless he jumped a great round from there on and I believe it was another “good day in the office” for him learning his trade.