Season in stats
2019 season officially complete ✅ it’s always nice to look back at how far you’ve come from where you started, although sometimes progress is looked at in different ways.
For me this season started really strong, with a 3rd at Epworth BE100 & 2nd at Northallerton at our first 100 plus. We were both feeling confident and having wanted to do a Novice together for so long we entered Brand Hall. Probably not the easiest first Novice but nether the less we gave it a real good go and despite picking up a silly 20 pens I was absolutely buzzing coming through the finishing flags at how easy Annie had made it all feel.
We decided to step back down to 100 for a few runs which didn’t quite go to plan having worked away a lot with Super X Country and not being in the saddle very often if not at all in between the events was really taking its toll. (Doing all the above whilst working another full time job too🙈 yes I’m crazy ) Finally admitting defeat that it simply wasn’t possible to juggle everything I decided to focus on two big trade shows coming up and sent Annie to my friend Jess Corser who did a fab job keeping her ticking over for me and came 8th in the 100 at Aston.
Annie then came back to me while I had a break in between HOYS & YHL to fit in 3 events. We decided to step it down a level having not ridden for 2 months and headed to Moreton Morrell, getting a quick ride in beforehand... phew! Although my mum broke her ankle in a fluke accident the day before I very nearly didn’t end up going as I’ve never evented without her and it was quite a scary thought 🙈 luckily my friends came to the rescue and helped me out keeping me calm & positive and contributed to me WINNING our section 🥳 just unbelievable really considering what had happened on the run up!
The following week we went to Askham and jumped another double clear picking up 6th place. In between these events I moved Annie to a local yard in Sheffield so I could manage with mum being out of action. We both settled in so well and absolutely love it, being able to ride 3-4 times a week is something I haven’t been able to do in a long long time (thank you cloughfields and their indoor arena!)
Our next event was Oasby and we had a super run (7th clear round SJ in a row) to pick up 3rd place! We were supposed to be ending the season at Norton with a 100 regional final we saved but the weather had other ideas.
I’m really excited to keep riding through the winter in the hope we will get to do a regional at the beginning of next season...
Who knows if working at Badminton & competing their has been done before but I’m considering giving it a good go 😂😂😂
Thank you to all my friends, family, trainers you reading this and supportive sponsors. Here’s to 2020 🥂
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