Purston and Gatcombe

Super busy week for the team! Wednesday saw Saint at Purston Manor horse trials, one of our local events. He produced a good test and a faultless XC round, but a rail in the show jumping kept him out of the placings. Back on Thursday with Basil and Zippi in the novice class. Basil did a great test and double clear to finish 9th and we think that Zippi was 3rd in the Retrained Racehorse class.

On to Gatcombe on Friday, with Orange and Nancy in the Open Intermediate. Delighted with Nancy, who was much more settled in her test to score a 34, and a good double clear. We are getting to know her a bit better now. She is a mare with an amazing work ethic who loves her job.

Orange was having his first outing since being off colour at Blair Castle, and was certainly delighted to be out. Despite not being in a dressage diva frame of mind, Owen was able to ride a great test to score 28, which hopefully shows progress in our training. He also jumped a great double clear to pick up 6th place.

Goring Heath

After bringing the horses for a quick cross country and show jump school at Lyneham last week, we headed to Goring Heath with Impromptu (Basil), Zippi Jazzman (Zippi) and Picture Perfect (Saint). Saint produced a 70% test and double clear for 5th in a competitive BE100 section and will hopefully soon progress to novice. Zippi stormed around double clear in his novice class to finish second, upgrading to intermediate.

Basil was rather pleased to be out, resulting in 2 rails down which kept him out of the placings but we are still pleased with his over all performance and he will also be contesting an intermediate soon.

Basil at Goring Heath

We head to Purston Manor next with the novices and Gatcombe with the advanced horses.

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