Well last weekend we headed off on a lone adventure to Millfield!!
I’m so so used to going everywhere with Laura and her getting all the footage(so so much footage) that this weeks vlog didn’t take long to edit at all 😂😂
There have been so many late starts recently I was sure to have an early one soon enough!!! The 4.45 start was a killer but luckily I was nice and prepared this time so it was a super easy load up and go 😊
A nice easy ferry journey and we were on our way, with a quick little stop off to pick my brother up 🥰 an hour and a half north west and we had arrived!! Not that Charlie was aware as he slept the whole way 😂😂 We pulled up and not long after Noush and Hattie arrived!!! Not such a lone adventure after all!!
So.. tacked up and off we went for our pre warm up, warm up 😂 Barns felt awesome and so I only rode for 10 minutes so not to ruin anything 😂 Back to the trailer and we pootled around for an hour then got back on and down to dressage with 15 minutes to go 👌🏼👌🏼
I went to my steward to sign in and was told I had to go to my arena right away! I had 15 minutes until my time!!! But the steward was insistent and not wanting to make a scene I went down.
So having not warmed up.. I wasn’t expecting great things.. a hello to the judge and we were down the center line🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
WOW!!! WOW!! WOW!! That felt great! An excited few canter strides and a slightly overshot centre line didn’t worry me today because the rest was insane!!! And we scored a 32!!!!! Our best ever score and so well deserved!!(in my opinion 😂😂)
We then went to walk the course!! Richard had assured me that I would be fine and it was a nice easy run!! And that it was, great ground, nothing scary! I was very excited to go!! 🥳🥳
Now showjumping.. he warmed up great 😊 listened to me and I felt like I was riding properly!! In the ring we had some beautiful jumps.. and some not so very nice jumps (particularly the downhill ones).
So 3 poles down and no chance of a placing going into xcountry on 44 I was just going to go and have a lovely leisurely round 😊
The countdown was on.. and I wasn’t crying!!!
Barns was on fire! He flew everything! And we came inside the time 🤩🤩🤩🤩
So even though we had those poles and I should have been annoyed at myself because it cost me 4th place (again!!!!!) I was so so pleased because our dressage really is getting so so much better 🥰🥰
The drive home was very complicated!! With no data between us and a few wrong turns it took us 3 hours to get home!!!!! But of course, as always Barns didn’t care as long as he was eating 😂😂
Roll on Borde Hill 😍😍😍😍
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