Great to get the 2019 season underway at long last. The snow has melted and the sun had been shining.
Team O’Connor trucked off to Aston Le Walls to start the season with a few gentle runs at the un-affiliated for some of the young guns.
Silver Don – the gorgeous 6-year-old graded Hanoverian stallion, finished 4th in the Pre-Novice (100) out of 35 entries. A good dressage of 30.5 and a double jumping clear.
Cooley Admiral – WON his Intro (90) section finishing on his dressage score of 25
It was a busy Tweseldown with 6 rides for Austin across 3 days, and 5 out of the 6 finishing inside the top 10.
Money Talks – produced a good dressage of 31 and finished on that score to place 5th
Isazsa – went one better to finish 4th on this dressage score of 31.8
Silver Don – delivered the best dressage test and a double clear but in a more competitive section to finish 6th
Solsboro Sweetpea – jumped a double clear but ran steadily in the Novice to add 6.4 time to their 34.5 dressage and finished 7th
Lucky Contender – this little superstar finished 3rd in a very competitive OI section, full of 5* horses, adding 7.6 time to their 34.3 dressage
Colorado Blue – the only one to roll a pole which dropped him down to 20th after a 33.9 dressage and lovely steady cross-country clear.
In total the Attington team had 12 horses competing over the 3 days, with 10 in the top 6, 11 double clears and Georgina Herrling winning the BE100u18 on Falvaro!
Onto Swalcliffe Park and another busy weekend for the younger horses.
Silver Don – delivered another sub-30 dressage to finish 8th in the BE100
CFS Dassett Decoy – finished 7th in the BE100 with Amy, finishing on their 33.8 dressage score.
Cooley Admiral – did his first big boys eventing party and jumped a super double clear, after he realised it was safe to trot his precious fancy toes through the mud.