💞BD Show report 💞
First up Elementary 59 a long arena test and we actually rode this same test for our elementary debut a few months back😊 Very happy with our score of 64.53% for second place 🥈and less than 1% behind the winner and an improvement of nearly 4% I was delighted 😀
We then had another big gap before the main event ..... MEDIUM 73. This was actually a godsend as pie really needed the recovery time. The harder the tests get the more they demand of a horse/rider both physically and mentally.
I think I was that excited to ride that I dashed out to the box to get pie ready for our slot and arrived in the warm up only to find I was an hour early 🤦🤦🤦 I think that's the first time I have been early for anything in my entire life!! 😂😂So back to the box it was 😝
An hour later we got ready again and headed to the warmup. It's surreal to be warming up beside people you have looked up to for so long, I've always seen these Horses/riders as the ones to idolise....... And here was me riding right beside them 😱😱😱 I'm not going to lie I felt quite intimidated at first and suddenly wave of emotion came over me..... What the heck was this feeling...... Ohhh was this nerves (butterflies in my stomach, the feeling like I was going to projectile vomit at any second 🤢)
I've been lucky.... I haven't felt nervous when competing for a while, probably because we had become so comfortable with the level we were at. 🤔
And then I thought..... No sod it we can do this and if it goes tits up no one can say we didn't give it our best shot.
And then there we were on that centre line, Game face on and riding it like we stole it! 💥
Medium trot, shoulder in, half pass that little coblet of mine gave me his all and I came into that halt at the end smiling like a Cheshire cat 😁😁😁😁
The results didn't even matter to me. We did what we set out to achieve and we went better than I thought we would. So a 3rd place on a score of 58.09% is as good a start as any for our medium career 😊