We had a great outing at Rackham last weekend with Milli competing in the 5yo qualifier. It was our first time at Rackham BE Horse Trials and we will definitely be returning as it was a lovely event with great set up and a lovely team behind it all!
My new way of riding Milli on the flat since meeting a German instructor that a friend of my mum knew at Little Downham is really working and she did a much more consistent test, picking up promising comments from the judges and was scored a mark 35.0.
On to the SJ and it seemed a very straight forward course but there were very few clears which was baffling most of us! Milli jumped a super round but we did pick up 4 faults unfortunately at a long related distance where she didn't quite snap up quick enough in front.....hopefully she will have learnt from this though.
Compared to the XC at Little Downham, Rackham seemed very easy and straight
forward but I reminded myself not to forget that Milli is only a baby so to still ride nice and positive. She flew round and we're really getting the hang of running at the right speed XC as we very the exact optimum time!!
We finished on 39 penalties for 8th place! I was pleased with this as it is only her 3rd run at BE 100 level!! I have to admit though when I got hope and re-looked at the results and noticed without our little mistake SJ we would have been 2nd so our 4 faults SJ cost us qualification.....how frustrating!!
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