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Charlotte and Holly
Just thought I would let you and Michele know that Charlotte went to her first eventing day and competed on Holly. I thought she did very well on her Dressage but maybe the judge thought otherwise and she got 39 penalty points however I thought she had a very soft pony that happily did what was asked except a bit of a worry on the canter transition however I don’t think Charlotte had a forward enough trot and it threw Holly off a bit.
Charlotte then progressed to her cross country which she jumped 10 out of 14 jumps ( I was again rapped because this is a horse that use to cat leap trot poles and jumped everything from blue barrels to fences with ferns hanging out).
Unfortunately a group of girls galloped past Charlotte, which made Holly worried and Charlotte did not feel that she could control her and hoped off. Poor bugger thought she could get back on once her horse was in control. Didn’t realise that she would be disqualified. Which offcourse means instant disqualification for Show Jumping however Charlotte decided to give it ago even though she would not get any points. Holly was very good, she refused to jumps but Charlotte coaxed her through them and Holly persevered. I was a very proud mum. Photo attached, there are also nice action shots on a website but I have to buy them first so will send them next time. I have added some of her jumping at home.
You should be proud. Well done to Charlotte. It's always nerve racking watching your kid or friend or partner competing. I hope Charlotte had fun and was equally proud of Holly.