Tula has surpassed herself in the last couple of weeks. Having gone so well at Oasby, we were expecting to be let down slightly this week, but she pulled out all the stops and won for the second time, with a 26.5 dressage and super double clear. Oliphant again jumped a double clear, but we accrued 2.8 time faults, just nudging him out of the top 10. Spider went well, with an improved performance from Oasby with a much better test and clear showjumping, but he just nipped out at a skinny house coming out of the water, which was purely inexperience on his part. He felt really classy when he was concentrating, and I think he will be really good given time. The course was pretty tough, and very educational with super going. I hope it holds up for the next couple of Boz and Dotty went dressaging on Wednesday at Keysoe and both won their classes, Dotty on 72%. All judges are wowed by her and I hope to find her a dressage home soon, so if you know anyone looking then please get in touch! I'm off back to Lincoln on Sunday with Boris. Our section is incredibly strong, Opposition Buzz, Lenamore, DHI Topper W to name but a few. I feel pretty honoured to be in such esteemed company...we'll be putting our best foot forward! I'll let you know. Below: Tula at Lincoln.
Simon Grieve - rider, groom and general dogsbody!