I came out smiling (which was shock to the system) and actually enjoyed the whole experience. When I found out I had scored a 32.5 I was thrilled to say the least and not only did that put us high on the leaderboard, it was also our best mark at novice level to date.
I picked up 14 time penalities which was actually one of the quicker times around the course. Even with the time pens the worst I could of been placed was 9th and the best 2nd ... (Dont do it to yourself, why do I bother looking!) Lots of positives but a gutting 20 pens to add. We will keep plugging away and hopefully get the better dressage with a double clear on the same day. Onwards and upwards as they say!