I walked the XC on Friday night and apart from a couple of tricky lines, it looked like it would ride really well and was perhaps a little easier than the April course.
I lunged to warm up again and then headed down to the lower lawn for our test. It was lovely and quiet with no distractions. We had 15 mins until our test, C was really listening, taking the contact and felt good.
I thought our test went great, we even managed a trot to canter transition without corky throwing his head in the air - real progress lol! I finished feeling over the moon, finally progress - unfortunately the judge didn't agree as we got a 40 :-( I have since watched my test back and am still pleased with our progress so am not going to worry about the score too much.
Onto the show jumping, we were late to warm up so I started to stress, fortunately Olivia was there so helped us pop a few practice jumps and in we went. Overall a nice round, took 2 poles as I chased a little but the round felt in control and Corky has started to change his canter lead himself which is great.
Finally the XC - I think it was one of our smoothest rounds this season, he made the course feel easy and listened the whole way round, pushing on and coming back when I asked. Finished feeling great.
Not our best overall score of the season but our best event I think.
Helen brought some empire biscuits so Corky was very happy!
Lee and I headed back today to jump judge, great to volunteer at such a lovely event.
I'm hoping to try to squeeze 3 more events in before the end of the season which is mid September before I head off to America and Corky has a well deserved break.