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Nicola Holehouse cross country blog

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He was such a good boy; I was disappointed with the dressage, I rode a safe test in the weather so it lacked pizazz. I was disappointed with the marks, but that’s dressage. I nearly went home after the show jumping as he was napping and spinning but my trainer Chris Burton appeared and gave me a pep talk and made me get on with it.

Cross country I went for the long routes safely and not for the time. Last year I fell off in the 90 here. At coffin brush combo 9a and 9b I put in four strides but he’s so honest. After falling off in 90 and qualifying for the 100 this year I thought am I completely mad, I didn’t do a good job in the 90, But have spent time over winter improving my cross country skill with so many riding lessons and time going cross country.

He hates the wind, I don’t usually ride him at home in the weather, to go clear despite that is awesome, he’s such an awesome horse.

I’ve only been eventing for four years and he’s my first eventer. We also do dressage, he was dressage preliminary regional champion last winter and 6th in the elementary regionals this year. We hunt with the RMA college.

I’ll be on a high all week now and my trainer Chris Burton is competing in the CCI4* so I’ll be cheering him on.