We headed to Nunney this weekend on a scorching hot weekend where an army of volunteers at the cross country finish ensured horses were properly cooled after their CIC2* runs. They’d imported loads of ice to ensure the water was as cool as possible which was a great effort.
It was Helen West’s first year as course designer and she did a super job, reversing the direction, which created more galloping tracks.
Ted (Total Darkness) was in the lead after his dressage on Friday in a BE100 section with a score of 32 having performed a beautiful test. He then jumped clear showjumping which I was delighted with as the main arena is surrounded by tradestands and there’s quite an atmosphere, but he coped really well. Cross country he performed a lovely clear, picking up 3.2 time penalties to finish fifth.
April (Total Belief) ran in the intermediate novice and did a good dressage test, rolled an unlucky pole showjumping and was immaculate across country, going clear with just 3.6 time penalties. She made it feel so easy and is now ready for the step up to intermediate.