Ros had a busy couple of days at Aston. Friday was 4* dressage and novice classes… both successful.
At the end of the 4* dressage Rehy Royal Diamond held the lead after an expressive and accurate test, MHS Seventeen only two penalties behind.
The novices then came to the fore, Jack of Clubs posting a win with a double clear, adding just 1.2 time penalties to a 27 dressage score. But for two time penalties, Silvesters Finesse would also have been a winner, missing out by 0.3 of a penalty. Finally, Accelerando placed eighth with a rail down.
Ros was back two days later for the 4* jumping. They were both double clear, with time penalties, to finish third and fifth respectively. Ros said:
“It was only Rehy Royal Diamond’s second run this year and I’m delighted with the way he’s gone. He’s very enthusiastic and loves the sport – perhaps a bit too much. Sometimes I feel like a pea on a drum across country – he’d happily take strides out, but I don’t really like that; I’m sure he’d love to go faster than I let him!
“I’m still getting to know MHS Seventeen. He was quite ‘green’ at Bramham so to come here and jump a double clear like he did today was fantastic. His dressage has come on in leaps and bounds, and it’s all about gaining mileage to build his confidence.”
Ros & Rehy Royal Diamond © Hannah Cole