Great to get the Eventing 2019 season underway at Tweseldown last week, surviving the wind and rain over the three days of competition!
First up was the main man Hugo in the OI. This year marks out 11th season eventing together and as always he was great. His cross-country round was spot on (video below), and really reminded me of why we train so hard throughout the winter – for moments like those with your top horse! I also had Piccolo (Pickles) in the BE100. He did a super smart test and good jumping rounds, bar one green moment coming out of the water cross country
Day 2 was the turn of Meridianway Graf’s Pride (Oli). He has been known to through a few shapes at competition – but this time, was incredibly well behaved and came out better than ever to skip easily around the novice. A really exciting start for him, see his show-jumping video here: Oli Twesel
For the final day, I had Dernahatten Oak, owned by the Chopping Family, Billy Citron, owned by Emma Davis and Cochise owned by Eleanor Hubbard all contesting the BE100. The conditions were slightly challenging by day three, but non the less all the horses put in good performances for the start of the season.
Next stop Swalcliffe.