Olly was in the Novice and did a brilliant round, leaving everyone talking throughout the day, about how amazing the round was, and no-one could believe the angles he jumped from. The poor pony, was a bit shocked when I jumped the plank and then turned right handed to another upright with only a bounce stride between the two. There was no way at all that the fences were actually meant to be jumped together, and I didn’t actually have that route as part of my plan, it just happened to be in front of me, so I took it. He finished on a score of 1300 after a few other hair raising moments where fences were jumped from a near stand still & everybody went silent, gasping for air. 2nd place was 200 points behind, which meant we had a clear win and will be going through to the finals!
Brook was up next in the Intermediate section where the Joker worth 200 points was a rather large skinny vertical at about 1.10m & I think only 2/3 people attempted it. She cleared it the maximum number of times (twice) and went on to win the class by 500 points on a score of 1100. Which meant that she also qualified and will be going to Windsor in May!
Olly then had the dressage finals where he did a lovely test and came 4th which we were really plased with.