Whilst I was out in France we heard the Somerly was going to have to be cancelled due to all the wet weather, so I was extremely lucky that Burnham Market was able to fit four of my Somerly horses in. I took Caeleste and Bondi Beach to do the BE100, Mo Cuiske to do the Novice and Persimmon to do the CIC**.
Persimmon was great in the CIC**, he did a very expressive test to score 40.9 and led the large section. He then skipped round the show jumping with a lovely clear and was fab cross country. He was very bold and straight at all the accuracy questions, including some very skinny fences from the Olympics coming out of the sunken road. We picked up 5.2 time faults, but because of his great test this was all good enough for Persimmon to win his forth CIC**on the trot, quite an achievement for an eight year old.
Persimmon jumping the last – courtesy of Lulu Kyriacou Media and Photography
Caeleste is really getting the hang of the eventing game. She did a lovely test to score 25 and led her section, she then jump a beautiful double clear to win comfortably. She will now step up to novice.
Bondi Beach also led his section after the dressage, he scored a 28.5. He then jumped two lovely clears in the jumping phases, but picked up a couple of time faults as I am just teaching him the relax and take his time cross country. Unfortunately the time faults dropped us down to second, but I was really pleased with how he went.
Mo Cuiske did a very consistent and accurate test to score 30. He is coming on in this phase all the time and is really improving and understanding it more. He jumped a very exuberant round in the show jumping and was very unlucky to have one down. He then jumped a lovely clear round his favourite phase, the cross country.