Eventing Season Roundup 2013 – Jo Williams
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The season started off with me having a win at the 1st event at Isleham in a BE90 on one of my occasional rides, “Parkside Storm”. We smashed out a great dressage of 26.5 had an unlucky pole and clear XC inside the time to win. The other horse I rode at the event “Dark Nebula” was doing only his 2nd ever event or XC round and had a baby stop at the water but was amazing other than that, so I was looking forward to what was to come.
I then went on to Take Darwin to Oasby who did a double clear to come 9th in a BE100 open so a good solid start for him also. GT Witchingham 2 weeks later proved to be fun as I managed to come 2nd on “Ballyhack Murphy” with another great dressage of 26.5, double clear but a few time faults cost me 1st place, it was a race against time to compete Darwin before the snow came and I jumped both my SJ and XC in the snow, with it getting harder all the time, he came 9th again. We just made it home before the heavy snow fell, quite an adventure driving home! The next day was cancelled so the 2 babies’ didn’t get their runs.
Darwin had another run at The South of England but the dressage judge didn’t like him, that’s the way it goes sometimes! Gt Witchingham rescheduled the snow cancelled day in April where I took 3 horses, “Nobodys Fool” who is now mine and he did a 29 dressage double clear inside the time to come 2nd an Dark Nebula came 10th both in BE90′s.
I evented the horses at Milton Keynes and Poplar Park, with Darwin going back up to Novice at Poplar, after a great dressage of 30 we had a nightmare in the SJ getting 20 jumping and 7 time faults, I still decided to go XC and he flew clear with only a handful of times faults, it was then we learnt he had lost a front shoe in the SJ, which made his XC round more special!
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