Sunday saw a great day of cross-country action at the Barbury International CIC ***. It was a very exciting format, scheduled in reverse order of go with the start list. Each rider's time was also in full display to the crowd, so they could see how close to the time each horse was.
|Neville gallops in the rain at Barbury|
Otis was next out a couple of hours later. He started out a little aggressive, but settled in after about 8 fences. The further around the course he went the better he jumped. I was very surprised to see that I was only 20 seconds slow as I approached the finish, as my plan was to go a little slower. All in all, I was really happy with him all weekend.
One of the last to go for the day was Remington. The little guy set out well and jumped the course with ease. I tried to be economical on the turns to save a few seconds here and there and he finished well with 6 time penalties, which was good enough for 6th. In hindsight our rail on Saturday was expensive, costing us the silver medal. It was great to have Ron and Densey here cheering him on. The big vet check is today, with the team announcement tonight. Fingers crossed. Boyd