Ros was lucky to have her Richmond rides on the first day of the event, before it was forced to abandon. Both Shannondale Nadia and MT Valentino took runner up spots, at Intermediate and BE100 level respectively, while Pencos Crown Jewel and Izilot DHI had steady runs in the Open Intermediate.
It was then straight on to Keysoe, where DHI Rock Dancer was making his affiliated debut. He jumped a good double clear in the BE100 to finish in 11th place. Destiny was also having a first ever run and despite tough conditions over a meaty course she finished 5th – according to Ros she’s had: ‘a whirlwind introduction to jumping in the past couple of months.’ Destiny posted an excellent 22.8 dressage score, and is looking exciting for the future.
Ros & Shannondale Nadia © Hannah Cole