Some exciting news from one of last years Scotts Rider Development Programme winners.
Hard work, good performance and a bit of luck!
These three work hand in hand to secure a good result; I had all three on Sunday 31st July to steal BE100 section J, at Carlton Horse Trials, which was my first win on the circuit.
A big thank you to everyone who has put time, money and support into me and my horses. Also, to everyone at Carlton Horse Trials ~ Sara & Nick Tusting and not forgetting the many family members. A thank you to Julia Berrie for great support, smiley face and continued interest from Scotts of Thrapston.
A fantastically FUN event Carlton was, yet again, and I have next year in my diary already!
The day started well when the sun came out and lit up Carlton, shining over the fabulous course. I was on in the morning for dressage and when I got on, Bobby felt really relaxed and started with his mind in the right place. Bobby warmed up really well; moving with a forward but consistent rhythm. I went on into the arena to perform an accurate and relaxed test. I would have liked a slightly more energetic test, however judging by the mark of 32 putting me into 3rd place I was extremely happy and it was a huge improvement.
Next was Show Jumping just after eleven. I have been working on my Show Jumping in particular as I wasn’t happy with some poles I had down earlier in the year. I warmed up getting Bobby forward and bouncy, jumped a few fences to get his co-ordination together and went in with a positive attitude. It all slotted into place and he jumped a faultless round feeling great!
I went into second place but at this point had no idea whether I had a competitive score. I swapped tack and headed off to go cross country. I left the starting box in a forward gallop which set me up well for the course. It was a course with a question at every fence so there was no room for hesitant riding you had to be ready to kick every stride into and away from the question! I rode the course at a fast rhythm but made sure I was pacing Bobby conserving energy to cover the course. I finished with a great clear and 1.6 time penalties to slightly reduce the lead I had now gained moving me into 1st place!
A double clear with time to spare is always the most stylish win: so it was an amazing feeling when it had happened to me! It is such a rewarding result, making it worth the extra hard work put in.
The exciting news doesn’t end here as I have the U18 Area Finals on 27th August where I shall be in it to win it! And two slick clear rounds from Vinnie today!
You can follow the progress of Bobby and Vinnie by joining their Facebook pages under:
Rosinic William Wallace – (Bobby) Here you will be able to find his up to date competition results and how he is doing in the run up to his next Horse Trials.
Varachi – (Vinnie) There will be some exciting news coming up I expect as Vinnie launches further and further into his career. He had two double clears (6th Aug) and he will be a horse ready to win next year for sure!
The Future is clearly bright!