Saturday December 16, 2017
PC Open Eventing Championships, Aug 2016

Having qualified as an individual at Dauntsey, we set off with Spunky who we’ve had since a 4 year old.  Having been injured and off for 10 months last year, I was thrilled he was at this level to compete at the age of 8.  It was another stiff Cholmondeley PC Open course without the dreaded bright electric blue water from last year!  We had a promising dressage and one pole down.  As ever the XC did cause problems and with our straightness to the second element of a skinny hedge not ideal, had to represent and gained 20 penalties!  However he ran very well.  Even with time penalties too, we came 10th individually in our section.  So it just goes to show it is not a dressage competition at this level – thank goodness!  It would be good to have an Open team there next year ….

Clemmie Montgomerie