Little Mattingley Report

gingerparkin

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This was our first BE event after my broken ankle incident last year.

Our dressage was awful but my poor horse badly needs the dentist and I have had problems getting one out. He was just hanging onto the right rein and didn't really want to do it at all so we came out with a 46.8 our worst yet!

We then had ages until show jumping so went off to walk the course, it was a really nice inviting course only the corner I thought may cause me a problem (just my fear of them not him). Got back to box, happy to see Fe was still tied up and had not gone off for a wander. Waited ages until I could show jump but finally was able to tack up and get over to the show jump area, he warmed up really well and jumped a fantastic round just tipping one pole.

Then had a change of clothes and headed off up to the xc, now the nerves were really setting in! He warmed up well so off we went up to the start box! The steward lady told me that a lot of horses had been looking at fence one so to really ride into it and he flew it, by fence 6 I had stopped feeling sick and we were cruising. Jumped in and out of the double well and then onto the water, trotted through nicely and now came the corner, I thought sod it and decided to go for it and he flew it, that was it from there I rode with a big
on my face. We popped around everything clear and I came through the finish feeling fantastic. He was such a star, now all we need to do is learn to gallop!


The 2 pics I got of the xc

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y177/ging...x/FelixMatt.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y177/ging.../FelixMatt1.jpg

Thanks to Teapot for coming to watch with Jo!
 

lizzie_liz

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well done, there were quite a few people who were having problems all over the course, we were fence judging 6 and we had 2 people fall off there.
and a couple of peopl fallin off between 7 and 8 when going round the flower garden fences up there.
 

gingerparkin

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I thought Fence 6 was a nice fence, I must admit I was pleased that by the time I went xc they had moved the sunflowers so I could go inside there.
 

lizzie_liz

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do did we when we arrived so we were surprised that there was as many stops as there were. didn't bode well when the first horse stopped at it! but it did give us some entertainment! if horses were having problems at 4 then there was a good chance they would have a problem at 6!
 

lizzie_liz

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thats always very handy and i see you need a dentist out, ave you managed to get one otherwise i know someone who may be able to do it. he is based in hampshire and has been great to ours. let me know if interested
 

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Well done
what a lovely day you had and a real confidence boosting round
after your ankle insident last year


I cant see your pictures


Nice to read an eventing report again - well done, where are you next
 

gingerparkin

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We are off to do a RC team event at the end of Aug and then going to West Wilts at the begining of Sep and then Berks College at the end of Sep (dreaded place I broke my ankle).

 

lisan

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Fantastic photos, well done! We did our first intro a few weeks too, my dressage score was worse that yours
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That will have been a real boost for your confidence, good luck at your next one!

Lisa x
 

lizzie_liz

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lovely picks, and that is what the corner looked like! never got to see much of the course just heard all the problems over the radio.
remember seeing you jump our fence as have same saddlecloth as you.
good luck with the rest of your events
 
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