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Well long time to speak and a lot has been going on in the world of millbrooksong!!

Well dunno if this classes as comp news but i had the most amazing time in Uganda - what a stunning place

So on to berrington hall (2 days after getting home!) what a good boy he was! Have to say i was a complete passenger the whole day! Started off with a 37.somthing dressage (not bad for me having a hack and a jump on him!) then on to the sj where i think we only had one down (second last) so over the moon (was a complete wet lemon when i jumped him at home and was dreading it!!) then the XC! Ran a different way to the previous years so that was nice - also as the ground was hard they reduced the speed for the novice to PN time - opps i still got 18.8 time!! I was told to go SLOW!!! Lol

Then the big F - FRANCE!!

What a trip of a life time, with only a couple of disasters!! One being me running out of fuel the night we left - opps!!

Song traveled v. well and like a pro who had done it many times before!!

We got there on the tuesday and as i didnt have dressage until the fri we had a few days schooling and a little jump!

So dressage day - he warmed up v. nicely so went in feeling very posh in my top hat and ill fitting tails - little plea does anyone have a size 12 tail coat in black they no longer use?? and produced what i thought was an ok test - we got a mark of 51.8 which i am told is pretty good (does anyone no the multiplying factor used at internationals??) then we had until the after noon until the SJ and again he warmed up nicley and only had one down!! The french really like there turns we had 3 jumps on a S shape then had a U turn to the next!!

Then XC - had walked it twice once with spencer and once with ian and flet very professional when we did the whole wheel the course thing!! There were a few fences i was worried about - the 4th a jump in to water the out over a skinny corner then fence 6 was a double of very skinny skinnies in a turn the "pinheads" and a fence near the end consisting of a rail drop rail!!

I really should learn with song not to be to worried about Xc as he flew them all like a pro even if i was a complete nervous wreck!!

So there we have it i finished my 1st international on a score of 67.4
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And now to bore you with some pics!!

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And there are some more here - Pics (and lots of them!!)

Well that lot should have taken you a bit of time so well done!!

Oh ye forgot about the ... to be cont.... bit as we are off to germany to do a CCIJY* in 2 weeks if everything goes to plan!!

Nice talking to you all ans thanks for reading

Beth
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Ps sorry about the varying photo size!!
 

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WOW!!! So well done and amazing pics, soooooo jealous!!!! The multiplying factor is 1.5, so thats a good score by my reckoning!!! WELL DONE!!
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Well done! And congrats for taking the iniative and not just doing Weston like evryone else in this country. Were you placed? And do you have another year in Juniors? If so I'd say it was looking good.....
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Thanks for th comments!!

Tigers_eye - i no i cant believe im the only junior going from GBR - but that may be the fact it wasnt advertised on BE it was only as i looked on the sced as spencer is taking one to do the CIC***! But unfortunatle it is my last year in juniours but have a few more years left for YR so maybe we might get there! No i wasnt placed well i was 58th but i dont think that counts!!
 

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Is Song up to it, (sounds as if she ( - not sure now, feel free to shoot me down in flames if it's he!) is easily capable), or will you need to go out and find another? Have you been to Gill's already on team training? I would expect you will be invited over this winter if not!
 

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Haha song would be deeply offended but he is very camp at times!!!

Would love another as we now have a new lorry so would be able to take them both places but its just the funding 2 on the circuit!!

No i didnt sign myself up for any teams this year so i doubt i wil get any training!! But it would be nice!!
 

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Don't worry, they're not thick (well...), if you have been abroad your name will definately have come to the attention of someone who matters! They found me in the depths of Belgium with no intention of doing teams so Iw ouldn't worry if I were you! Oh and sign up anyway, you get a fair bit of free training and exclusive seminars that is priceless.

Oh, and apologies to the young man! Best of luck in Germany, let us know how things go!
 

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Wow, do you get to keep the saddle cloth? Can you now compete with a union jack on your jacket? Good luck in Germany, I hope you get to go.
 

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Thank you people!!

And MdM im glad i have inspired u!! - How are ur boys going by the ways??

DD - ye get to keep the flags (U get given them when you first compeate abroad and then keep the same ones until they break!!) and unfortunatly have to be on a team to wear flags on my jacket!!
 

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yeah you have
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Squeaky has just come back in after a month off (was only off cos i was being lazy) he has grown, and is feeling far too important!! taking him on a 10mile fun ride at the weekend, hope that shuts him up!!
Socks is about to come back in after having most the summer off!
Sula has come back in to get ready for Aldon PN3day
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Orla came 6th in her first intro, with a 24 dressage
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Spooky has retired from eventing, and is going to have a go at these ex-racehorse showing classes.

Am also on the look out for a P2Per, as i'm thinking that P2Ping it the way forwards!!
 

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Am also on the look out for a P2Per, as i'm thinking that P2Ping it the way forwards!!

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Oo, are you? There will be a few pointers on the forum this coming season then
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Well done Beth! Song looks fab! Glad you had fun in Uganda...missed that when our year went
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Good luck in Germany
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