Saturday, November 6, 2010

Post Cross-country Update from Boyd at Pau

Hello pilgrims,

I had a great day on the Hanoverian Hurricane today on cross-country at the Pau CCI****. Little Remi was second last to go on a tough, twisty course that saw many famous names have problems. I must admit I did not have the most beautiful round, but I got the job done. I went all of the direct routes at the tough obstacles and finished the course with 16 time penalties, which leaves me in 3rd place behind William Fox-Pitt and Karin Donckers.

Remi looks like he has pulled up well after a tough afternoon. He trotted up sound late this afternoon, so we look good for the trot-up tomorrow, which is at lunchtime. In hindsight, I wish I had taken a little bit more of a chance at some of the galloping fences. There were one or two fences where I added one too many strides on the approach, and on a horse like Remington not jumping these fences out of stride costs time.

Anyway, I am looking forward to a good show jumping round tomorrow.



Here is a few video off YouTube, hope you enjoy the ride.


  1. Wow I don't know how you ended up with time, you looked like you were flying! Great job on a tough course.

  2. Great job -- I'm Proud that you represented we Yanks so ably. And, what a great quote about rice verses rails -- puts it all into perspective.