First ever BRC Area 10 Qualifier, on 20/11/21 at Golden Cross Riding for #RVRC. Wish we could have scored more for our club but 10/10 for effort from little Coralina, who totally kept her composure when the digger started up behind the judges car during a tricky left canter transition between M&C! Good little mare! Sometimes you have to accept it’s not all about winning ribbons – maintaining trust and faith with your equine partner despite adverse conditions is what it’s all about. Never thought we’d compete at this level. With thanks to our coach Tessa Seed and fabulous Jo at Equine Express horsebox hire and transport East Sussex & Kent based
Amazingly I remembered my test despite the challenges of the day, which was a big boost to my confidence. I don’t like to rely on a caller as knowing the test well without an external prompter means I can focus more on my riding without focusing some of my neural capacity on external input, which is something I really struggle with.
Maybe not our best mark but certainly a huge and very valuable learning experience all round, with maybe a few new friends made in the car park and warm up arenas’. The best thing about going out and competing even if your test is not brilliant are the people you meet along the way.
Big thanks go out to all those lovely, lovely riders, friends, family and helpers from RVRC – you all made a very challenging day out for team Coralina a really enjoyable and positive learning experience.