Hambleden BE100 - last run before Badminton

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Another good one for us. Last year he won at Hambleden, this year a slightly tense dressage and having the likes of Bettina Hoy in my section left us 8th after dressage. Super duper clear SJ making it all feel so easy and then somehow knocked 30secs or so off our XC time from last year and got the only too fast time pens of the day. Oops! We have never ever been too fast and he was 16secs too slow at SOE 2wks ago. He is so nippy and nimble though so he ate up all the twists and turns in the woods and just kept pinging. We even trotted down the steps, through the water and the coffin. Obviously all our Badminton fitness is paying off. Time pens dropped us from 6th to 10th which was frustrating but he finished full of running which is encouraging for Badminton. We leave a week tomorrow!

Full blog here:
http://competitiondiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/hambleden-be100-24-04-15.html

Here he is making the SJ seem tiny:


2nd fence XC:


coming out of the coffin:


With his rosette:


Jumping the big house out of the water at Parwood on Tue:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_qe2cujkvc
 

kassieg

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Love this little horse a lot ! Just proves you don't need fancy breeding a good heart goes a long way :)

Good luck at badminton !!
 

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Lovely report and a great pre Badminton run.

Fingers crossed and hooves crossed, for Badminton next week. :)
 

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Looks good, and good luck for Badminton!

PS Nice arse in the last picture ;) *cough* perv *cough*
I'm pretty sure you don't mean mine or Monty's lol! Why do you think I train with him? ;) Of course it's all to do with the fact he's the most amazing 4* rider and trainer.
 
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