As many of you may know Radnor used to hold a premier CCI event. The CCI has closed it’s doors but some very wonderful people stepped up and decided to still host a horse trials each year in October. I attended its first year and will hope to keep going to support this beautiful facility. Besides having a pretty scary, murky water jump the event gives you the feeling of a top class event. Good footing, crowds, flags, pretty fences and very green grass.
I rode two lovely horses in the novice division. The Red Baron has taken a few months to work on his strength in his flat work and it definitely paid off as he received a 27! Un-fortunately for the good hearted young horse the crowds in the sj gave him a bit of a spook as did the murky water jump. Besides the two incidences I thought the horse jumped real well and still shows good promise as a solid competitor.
The second horse was Beaujeste, the wonder pony I’ve been working since spring. Radnor was Beau’s 3rd novice and first time to put all the pieces together. Beau loves eventing but is just 4, so he has been getting a bit worried being a lone in dressage. This time, Beau was a big boy and showed all the big horses that he’s got it. Beau scored real well in dressage and finished with out any jump faults to win his class. I’m very proud of this little big guy and very excited for his future.