By Lucinda Fredericks, Jul 6 2017 12:41PM
A lovely start to Barbury with Ellie taking part in the new arena eventing this morning with Mandorior https://youtu.be/PyZSX28Fhdk (owned by Karen Smith) and Joubert https://youtu.be/xvE5Pf0mP7I (owned by Bridget Hall).
If you have ever dreamt of riding at iconic Barbury, then arena eventing could be the option for you. there are two classes at 90cm and 100cm and horses and riders complete a round of show jumps immediately followed by a cross country course in an arena.
The last fence is a show jump, the joker fence. The joker fence will be approximately 10cm higher than the rest of the course, if you knock the joker fence down you will incur six penalties.
Barbury was lovely although rather hot and not surprisingly the ground was firm.
Rebecca produced some super work with both Little Britannia and Britannia's Mail in their dressage tests, but with a few costly little mistakes.
Both horses looked fantastic and behaved beautifully all weekend- they have certainly grown up a lot since their first BYEH 5 years ago!
Both rolled an unlucky pole during the show jumping but were foot perfect cross country and Rebecca certainly rode beautifully, the horses looked a picture galloping around the Marlborough hills.
Next stop will be their first advanced in less than two weeks at Aston Le Walls.
Big day this Thursday when Ellie and Joubert and WP Anna Wilson on Ordnance Hill compete at their first BE 100 at Upton House.