1ST time intermediate

kateD

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Hi everyone,
I been competing at B.E novice level this season , with my 6yrs mare. Shes been goin really well (double clears longleat, barbury, salperton e.t.c) I'm looking for a good 1st time intermediate event ( pref: with a nice inviting SJ course!) I'm based in Wiltshire but will travel, if its a good event!
 

Sarah_Jane

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You are probably struggling this year as not many left. Gatcombe is nice but entries are now closed. Aldon is reasonable and the SJ is nice although they use plastic poles.

You may be best to leave it until next year where you could try Gatcombe in the spring it is a lovelly open galloping course with nice SJ up to height but in a flat big ring.
 

H-J

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Yes im going to try Tweseldown as my 1st IN so think that could be a good one, with good ground.

Their XC course should be on eventriders
 

Bossanova

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Gatcombe's quite a nice int, Tweseldown will be a proper int course but rides well and Aldon would prob be my ideal choice but it can be very wet there
 

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Looking at Tweseldown (4) 2005, it doesnt look too bad, few narrow fences and combinations and a drop at number 3, but not one of the biggest ove seen looking at the photos, but then they look different up close
 

Bossanova

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I wont do it simply for fence 6- had a horrid horse fall there before and it always punishes horses. The corner is pretty big and the skinnies are skinny but like I say, it normally rides well
 

H-J

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The tree stump thingy????

That is very narrow, would you not catch your legs on it as you went through!
 

kateD

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Thanks for the advise! I'v already entered the I.N at gatcombe, but will definatley do the intermediate nxt year there. Im thinking about maybe doing Aldon - did anyone do the intermediate earlier in the year there? What did you think of it?
 

kateD

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Thanks for the advise! I'v already entered the I.N at gatcombe, but will definatley do the intermediate nxt year there. I thinking about maybe doing Aldon - did anyone do the intermediate earlier in the year there? What did you think of it?
 
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