Groomers Team News with Showjumper Abigail Newbery

*Wales and West – David Broome Event Centre – Wales, 3rd – 7th May 2012*

I took 3 horses to this show, Olympia III, Valentino VII and Fleur Van Overis.
Olympia had a lovely clear on the first day in the U18 Viewing Trial speed class. On the Second day we jumped the U18 Nations cup and just had one fence down in the first round but a very good clear in the second round finishing on a total score of 4 faults.
On the last day we had a bit of an off round and ended up with 2 fences down and a foot in the water in the U18 Grand Prix, although she jumped well and the score doesn’t really do the round justice! After watching the U21 Grand Prix I decided that the course would have suited her better in that class as the water was right at the end of the course and it was a bit bigger so she would have respected it more, but overall she was very good and we can forgive the one off round after such a fantastic start to the year!
Valentino also did the U18 classes, he too had a great clear on the first day in the speed class. On the second day he was clear in the first round of the Nations Cup and had a very unlucky first fence in the second round so also finishing on a total score of 4 faults. On the Last day we finished 5th in the Grand Prix with a brilliant double clear, and we were picked for the U18 Nations Cup team in Bonheiden next week!!

Fleur just jumped the small tour and had a lovely double clear every day. She is very fresh at the moment and feeling well which is great .

Watch Abigail’s round here.

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