Having had a brilliant weekend at Barbury Castle, it was a quick turn around to compete at Upton House. With On The Dot in the Novice, Mini Me III in the BE100 and Celtic Silver Mist in the BE90 open, there was plenty of course walking going on. Mini did a nice test, although the horse in the next door arena errupted during our second canter which took her mind off things, but she still gained a respectable mark for the section. She duely jumped a super double clear for 3rd place.. well done Mini. Mist did a stonking dressage test of 26 to the delight of owner Marie Carter, but was a little casual in her showjumping. She certainly made up for it with a brilliant clear cross country for fourth place. Dotty did a sweet test and good round showjumping, but owing to the fact she has done three events in just over a week including gaining her first point at Barbury, we decided not to run her across country as she seemed a little flat and tired. My main thoughts on Upton were 'hilly' but it was really well run and a very friendly event.
Simon Grieve - rider, groom and general dogsbody!