I had a good test on the "little fella" today. I was second last to go late this afternoon in the dressage phase at the Pau CCI ****. Remington warmed up well-ish, a little bit lazy to be honest. I must give a big thanks to Mark and Silva who helped me in the warm-up. To his credit, Remi went in and did an accurate test finishing on a score of 43. I think he is in 4th place, not far off the lead. This is a personal best score for me and Remington.
I had a terrible day personally which saw me in the fetal position in the tack room all day after getting some serious food poisoning this morning. I ended up in the French medical van twice throughout the day and I spewed up about ten times today. The first spew was actually while I was riding Remi early this morning; I got a few funny looks from the other riders! It was good in a way, as I had plenty of room to work in the warm-up arena. In the end, I received a big needle in the bum by the doctor just before the test to try to settle my stomach. Better me than the horse I suppose...
I must say, the course is a big ask for Remi and me. It has a few tough fences that are scattered through the course that scare the hell out of me. I will be riding hard and fast tomorrow trying to get a top result on my first European four star.