We were first on in our section today, I don't mind going first, as when I have gone first in the past iv normally had some very good scores, however, when I saw which arena I was in I was gutted to see that there was some stone/sand mix to fill in some of the holes in the middle of the arena, and Twizzy is known for being rather spooky. I rode to my first halt a little bit backwards, but she halted and then trotted off without even glancing at the sand. We did a lovely test and when it came to trotting over the sand in our mediums she just did a bigger stride to avoid it, so I was very pleased. Everything I asked of her she did it there and then. I managed to ride her very bold and in our medium canter which made a lovely change from the rather excited pony I was sat on at EMDG. The judge must have agreed it looked how it felt as we scored 33 - not a bad start to the year.