First 2-phase under the belts

Well done to Cliff who came 4th in the first leg of the Premier Saddlery 2- Phase at Cloncaw Equestrian, Glaslough today. Having ironed out some navigational issues with his first mount, Shyla, Cliff had an unlucky 4 faults in the showjumping with Shadow but went clear all the way on the xc. Roll on the Border Counties ODE on August 9th.
Rachel and Merlin were more than a little ring-rusty and took a couple of runs at some of the jumps (apparently Merlin does not consider hay bales an appropriate jump material) but improved from start to finish and are looking forward to the 9th also. On a side note Rachel can tell you that the lucky knickers needed serious therapy following a few close shaves, while the new body protector was last seen to be reading the small print in it’s contract!!

Top marks to Dalyphoto for capturing the action on the day. Anyone wishing to purchase high resolution copies of their images should contact them directly. I hope they will forgive me for reposting a couple of their watermarked images here.