Combined Training Report
Successful day today at Area Combined Training on the hottest day of the year so far. Bromyard came 2nd just one point behind the winners cropthorne and so just missing qualifying for the national championships. Pretty good result as we were down to a team of three after Megan Hay’s passport failed the inspection from the horse’s initial course of vacs from 2012 (Can I urge all area competitors to make sure they upload their horse’s passports to the Area 18 database before a competition as then any discrepancies will be flagged up….it is so disappointing to turn up at a venue and be told you can’t compete!). Georgie Toole was on her usual blistering form and won her warm up class and then won her arena so she should be qualifying for the Champs as highest placed individual not in the winning team. Jill Cartlidge was 6th in her arena and I was 8th. We both jumped clear rounds but picked up a few annoying time faults which probably cost us the win . Too fast last week, too slow this week…I must do better. Results below and a photo of me demonstrating just how serious a business Dressage is!!