Wellington Intermediate 25th August 2014

Wellington Intermediate – Monday 25th August

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On a really wet and miserable bank holiday Monday we travelled to Wellington for our first visit to this lovely venue.  We were a little short of time when we arrived so had a slightly shorter warm up for dressage than usual.   Freddie however, felt nice and relaxed going into the test but not as collected as needed.  He scored a decent 33.6 which could be improved for future outings.

For the showjumping the rain had become very heavy and the course was a decent height with some really nice and colourful fences.  Freddie jumped really well but dropped his hind legs onto the back rail of a downhill oxer which meant an annoying 4 faults.

The cross country got off to a bad start when we had a missed stride to the first part of a combination at jump 4 which slightly unseated the rider!  The second element then was slightly missed and caused the rider to then become unseated slightly again, but they managed to recover and continue – after a quick check to make sure Freddie was ok.  A few jumps later, the pair got back into a rhythm and confidence returned.  The rest of the course went well and Freddie jumped super to finish clear but with a few time faults due to the early mistake.