Day 1- 1m Open.
The biggest course of the week in one of the scarier rings. You would think they would start of building a kind course and gradually get bigger/scarier through the week, rather than getting smaller & not such spooky fences.
Brook jumped quite a nice round considering the ground conditions, she was a bit spooky but she jumped everything and just had one down. A big improvement from last year where I fell off on day 1.
Day 2- 1m open.
In a different ring to day 1, not such spooky fences. Brook felt a bit tired warming up & not quite herself, so I
went in expecting a pole or not to do as well as I did. She jumped clear in the first round although she wasn’t taking me to the fences, & then another clear in the jump off which was really good as it just started to tip it down as I went in, and strangely enough as I came out it stopped, typical. She had quite a fast time and was placed 6th out of 207.
Day 3- 1m open
Brook was back to her normal self & pulling me to the fences & jumping really well. She did a lovely clear in the first round really jumping big, so I went for it in the jump off, but she slid into the first fence of the jump off which was an Oxer as first part of a double. It was such a shame because she jumped a lovely clear after and had a fast time.
Day 4- 1m open
Bigger studs were put in after yesterdays slip, but she wasn’t happy & stopped at a similar fence where she slipped yesterday, I think she lost her confidence a bit because she never stops. She then jumped round lovely and didn’t touch a pole.
Day 5- 1m open
She stopped again at an Oxer as first part of a double, she really wasn’t happy & I think it was a mixture of loosing confidence, being tired and generally just had enough after 5 days of no grass! I think next time 5 days is too much, so a day off in between will be better. I cant remember the last time she stopped before this, so it was a big shock, but she’s had a bit of a break since we’ve been home & she’s jumping fine again, got her confidence back and absolutely full of energy which is really good.
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