Brilliant results from 2 of the ex-rehabs over the weekend - both Chester (the original Chester, not Cheshire Chester who is still here at the moment) and Isla were out competing.
For Chester it was not just his first competition since being at Rockley but his first competition EVER! it has taken Louise a lot of hard work, determination and hours and hours of work to get them both to this stage but I always had a feeling that Chester was destined for great things...
"He was a star - amazing, a complete pro - and won both Prelims with 73.9% and 71.4% - he was 5% in the lead in the Prelim1!"
So well deserved red frillies for Chester and Louise and lovely comments from the judges about their "super partnership".
Next up was Isla - a slightly fuzzy still from her video footage because, as Becca says, XC is still her favourite :-) She was competing at 90cm as its a year since she last ran but still managed double clears and a respectable dressage score. There were however a couple of problems...
"2 issues cross country, first that we were over 70 seconds too fast, the other that she wanted to jump the bigger option each time, she either remembers the course from 3 years ago or recognizes pink numbers?!?"
Again, Becca and Isla have only got to this stage after miles and miles and weeks and weeks of work and their success is a huge testament to the hard work they have both put in - fantastic to see!