Great Britain’s riders have obtained a silver medal in the team eventing competition. The German team, who lead the competition, took gold, and team New Zealand finished with bronze.
This show incorporated the second viewing trials for the Europeans. We only took Valentino and Cornetta here as Olympia is having a break from competing so she can compete throughout the winter season. On the first day Valentino had a double clear in the 1.35m and Cornetta had a clear round in the 1.40m which I was very pleased with.
We left for Hickstead on Tuesday to get there in plenty of time to settle all the horses in and to get the Animo stand set up. I took three horses, Obligado, Olympia and Orixa, but unfortunately only ended up competing one, mainly due to the ground and weather!
We took five horses to this show and also brought another while we were there.... His name is Obligado (“Barney”), a 16hh bay gelding, who has been competing at top level with his previous rider. My first show on him will be Hickstead (20th - 24th June).