I only had Persimmon out in Tattersalls and unfortunately it wasn’t the week I had hoped for.
Persimmon did a beautiful test staying relaxed, swinging and through. He scored a super 40.4 and led the class going into the cross country.
Watch our test here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yYtyyG1D-QY
The cross country was big and beefy in true Ian Stark style. There was plenty to jump, but it was an inviting track. Persimmon jumped the first part of the track brilliantly and was finding it all easy. Unfortunately we were to come unstuck at the first water. He jumped in extremely well and prehaps a little too boldly, he then kept a good line to the first corner in the water but for some reason dived at it running through my hand and into an impossible spot to jump from. He hit it in front and skrewed badly, he did a great job to stay on his feet but he unfortunately deposited me! So it was a rather damp and depressing end to what had started as a brilliant week.
Luckily, both Persimmon and I were both absolutely fine after our parting of company and as it was early on in the course we decided to re route to Bramham.
I was delighted however for my great friend Izzy Taylor who I had given a lift to Tattersalls. She put up an outstanding performance and won the class.