An International Adventure.
What an AMAZING week in IRELAND for the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair!
CHARLES RR finished in 11th place and BEST placed British & u25 rider in a seriously tough CIC3* after pinging round DOUBLE CLEAR (oh and it was our debut at 3* too)! Charlie was brilliant in every phase and showed so much class and maturity for his 9 years against some of the best horses in the world!
NANKIN DES RUETTES was also a total star producing a beautiful test and lovely showjumping round. Unfortunately after lots of umming and ahhing, and finally talking to our vet, we decided WITHDRAW him and save him for another day, all the lovely sunshine we had last week had made the ground too hard for the old man to run XC. It was a bit disappointing as he feels on the best form he’s ever been, but the right thing for him at 15 years old. He owes me nothing and the last thing I would ever want is to make him uncomfortable as he would have tried so hard for me.
Both horses performed brilliantly all week and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out!
We’ve had THE BEST week at one of the best events in the world with so many friends!
Huge huge thank you to Mum, Barbara and Rhian for all their help this week, and also Thank you to Ray and Holly at home looking after the others! Finally, Thank you to Dave Cameron for lovely photos all week, and my awesome sponsor Tim for organising it in his absence.
Photos: © Dave Cameron Photography, 2016 – All Rights Reserved.