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October 20, 2018

I’m so happy I could cry. Just came home from Muirmill Equestrian Centre after our first British Dressage test in a very, very long time. We have been battling the 60% mark since I did my first test 2 years ago, and although I have moved up the levels, the marks always stayed the same. This has always been the issue in eventing, as other riders are sometimes at 80%. I never stand a chance. 

So after our ‘break through’ on Monday, I wanted to give it another go and entered Prelim 15 today. Not only did I do the best test to date but I got a flipping 67.4% and a 5th place out of 23 riders. What an achievement for us 😍 I got some lovely comments, (which has been rare in the past), saying it was quietly ridden, beautiful test and a willing horse. Now I just need to make him work a bit more over his back for a higher mark – which I completely agree with! 

Now, I once said I would buy a dressage saddle if I ever get over 70% and I’m getting a little stressed out. I may have to move up the levels to keep those costs down…