Sadly Hambledon Horse Trials and Withington Horse Trials were cancelled due to waterlogged ground (despite the hose pipe ban!) Luckily Chubby (Cavalier Venture) had been to Sapey Horse Trials where he won his novice section.
Instead of Hambledon Emily and I went showjumping at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre near Gloucester with a lorry full. My horses were quite fresh and needed an outing, both Archie (Imperial Cavalier) and Tess (Kings Temptress) jumped well. Emily’s 2 horses also jumped well, she did her first ever 1.30m class with Mr Hiho and jumped a lovely clear to win the class!
What a huge shame that Badminton is cancelled, it really is gutting for everyone. I plan to reroute Apache Sauce to Chatsworth and then Luhmuhlen 4 star (Germany) in June. My 2 Olympic shortlisted horses Imperial cavalier and Kings Temptress weren’t running at Badminton so their plans of Chatsworth CIC*** in 2 weeks stay unchanged. Olympic selection will take place at the end of May so fingers crossed.