Tooradin horse trials round up

A damp warm up area with soft sandy sections led to an average dressage which saw us midfield at 16th Saturday late morning. Plenty of time before showjumping meant I was able to walk the Crosscountry a couple of times. The course looked straight forward with only a few hundred meters of twisting turning and only a couple of skinnys.
Show jump warm up was interesting with the ground turning into mud a couple of strides from landing. Occy drifted left a couple of times and I pulled the back wing over with my left foot 😦 Luckily the footing in the ring was better and we only pulled one rail.
Sunday was Crosscountry day and we weren’t on until 3.40 on a perfect day. The ground had dried up nicely only leaving some deep sandy sections on a couple of tracks. A briefer than usual warm up as they were running early was followed by an excellent run. Occy only slowed down for a couple of the jumps and actually cantered out of the water. When I pushed the stop button as I crossed the finish line the countdown said zero. Perfect time and 9th place. Heartrate was 75 this time which I put down to some of the deep sand. Wandin next 🙂

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I ride horses and compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a couple of websites including and To afford all this I work a full time job, so the definition of spare time is usually after dark. Sleep is over rated ;-) In my Blogs I try to tell what I am doing with the horses, give some updates with regards to the equestrian events I am attending and any relevant news about horse health and performance. I also give reviews on any new products I get my hands on related to my horsey activities If yuo want to buy or sell horses or anything equestrian related try

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