MY Burghley report -longish

christian

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yes... me!!
I jumped at Burghley yesterday in the PC team SJing


It was the biggest course I have ever tackled! And I have only been riding Finnie a month- but her owner was with me and filled me with confidence and I walked the course feeling fairly happy, taking care to distance myself from my team mates as they would no doubt have filled me with their concerns about jumps I was perfectly happy with...

Anyway Finnie warmed up well, and the 1st two members of our team jumped supreisingly clear- Barlow hunt have never done well at SJing- then I went...

Finnie jumped wonderfully! She napped a little to fence 1, then jumped well up to number 6- the treble. She went for a long one then chipped in, and could simply not pick up over it- she tried and it fell. I was gutted but she jumped parts 2 and 3 of the treble beautifully!- somehow! We recovered and jumped the rest well- apart from a sticky nappy momenty on the apprach to 8 but we recovered well to keep the rest of the jumps in tact. Our 4th member didn't do so well so i was delighted not to be the drop score!

1 team out of 37 managed to get 3 clears, and there were 8 teams on 2 clears and a 4 faulter so places were decided on times. We finished 7th, which we were thrilled about as it is the first time as a branch we have been placed for years!!

I was thrilled with Finnie- it was out first outing together- (we were very much thrown in at the deepened- Burghley horse trials and all!) and the crowd and the jumps were very spooky and she behaved impeccably! It was a brilliant experience so I have high hopes for her for the future!!

Piks to follow in gallery....
 

beh

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Well done
what a fab experience
...............Random note but my Pony Club (Wavaney Harriers) won it so rock on!!!!


xxxxxxx
 

christian

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Well done, did u get a gorgeous piccy jnping in front of the house???


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yes i did- got 2 in fact! Just tried to put them in gallery but its not working... damn!
 

Thistle

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Well done, we probably saw you jump, Bee my daughter jumped testerday too for the second year running. She also got 4 faults but at the planks. The distance in the treble was funny, pony had to chip one in also. Kept going with feet tucked up but Bee pushed her a bit to the planks and she flattened. There were not many clears considering approx 140 jumped were there?
 

christian

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yeah reallynot many clears at all!!

I found the distance for the treble fine- but I have a big 16.3 beast with a long stride. I found it walked ok but i walked it for her- if you get me- and even after chipping in at the first part and jumping badly she still managed a good 1 stride through the 2nd and 3rd parts, but i did see a lot of small horses and ponies struggling with the distance there.
 
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