We had a good couple of hours to walk the cross country course before it was out turn to show Jump, both the cross country and the show jumping seemed to be causing loads of problems, there was people falling off in the showjumping warm up as well as in the ring and the cross country caused refusal after refusal! It was total madness.
Twizzy was VERY keen in the show jumping warm up, but luckily we got there in a lot of time to try and calm her down a little bit so I could at least have a little bit more control of her in the ring.
The cross country was still causing problems all over the place! Nervous was an understatement but after our good round at brooksby in the 100 I knew we could do it but I would have to attack every single question on the course. Twizzy was nice an calm in the start box which made a nice change and with only 10 seconds before it was out turn to go we were soon off. In hindsight I should have gone like a bat out of hell from the word go and not from fence 4!! but if we forget the first 4 fences were i was going far too slow Twizzy was mega and we hit everything off a fab forward stride. The tricky combinations she just flew through, she knew what i wanted and she didnt drift off to one side at all. To make things even better she was still full of running at the end of the course and would of happily gone round again :)
To finish in 11th place is a very bitter sweet place, Twizzy was ace another double clear under our belts but just need to go go go from the start box, lets hope we can put this in to practice at our last event of the season at Oasby.