I had Persimmon and Mo Cuiske in the Open Intermediate and Creevagh Cooley in the Intermediate.
Persimmon was re routing from Hartpury CIC*** as I felt he was still lacking a little confiedence after his fall at Bramham and felt it would benefit him to have a fun easy run, rather than another tough run. I was really pleased I swapped classes as I think it did Persimmon the world of good. He did a lovely test and was forward through and elastic, he scored a leading mark of 26.8.
He then jumped a foot perfect clear in the show jumping and stormed round the cross country feeling really happy and confident. We picked a couple of time faults as I knew he had few in hand over his nearest rival so he still won his section comfortably.
Persimmon looking like he is enjoying himself. Photo courtesy of Fiona Scott Maxwell.
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Mo Cuiske was having his first run back since fracturing his hind pedal bone at Lincoln in march. It was brilliant to have him back out, he was understandably a little jolly in his test and scored a 34.1. He then jumped a brilliant double clear and felt like he hadn’t away at all. He picked up 1.6 time and finished in 8th place.
Creevagh Cooley who only started eventing this year and is only six was a star in her first intermediate. She did a good test, but unfortunately got her legs in a bit of a muddle in one medium canter so lost a few marks. She scored a 34.6.
She jumped a super round in the show jumping and was extremely unlucky to have one down as she gave everything feet!
Creevagh Cooley pinging a Show Jump
She then flew round the cross country and made it feel easy. I didn’t go to quickly as it was her first run at this level.
Creevagh Cooley storming round the cross country.