For the first time in 15 years of eventing I somehow missed out a fence on the cross-country course at Portman Horse Trials. Shoot the rider!
My excuse was that I was walking the course with four pupils jumping three different tracks, as well as walking two courses myself. As I merrily cantered through the water jump with Ted (Total Darkness), it crossed my mind that it seemed very easy. On we went having a lovely time, unbeknown to me that I’d missed out the last part of the combination at the water. Ted jumped a beautiful clear, minus one fence, and we were eliminated.
Read more at Horse and Hound.