I just had Creevagh Cooley at Portman. She was doing her first ever Novice and only her third ever event.
She did a good test, considering how green she is for this level and scored a very creditable 32.
She then jumped a lovely clear in the show jumping, the track was causing plenty of trouble with lots if poles coming down, so I was thrilled with her performance.
She jumped a lovely round around the cross country, but had a very annoying 20 penalties, which was rider error!! I forgot how green she still is and came too quickly into the sunken road, it caught her by surprise, but she jumped through beautifully on her second attempt. I just needed to have given her a little more time to see what she was doing.
All in all it was a very pleasing run, with lots to build on.