Claire and A.P. are just starting out with there re-training and we went to Waverton on Wednesday evening near Stow on the Wold to watch them do a dressage test with the Evenlode Riding Club.
A.P. did really well, despite being a bit revved up during preparation, as is common in ex racehorses. He settled down to concentrate pretty well with Claire and more importantly, the rider remembered her routine this time and they came 4th overall! A mark of 64% or over for two tests qualifies them to take part RoR (retraining of racehorses) Championship Regional Championship classes. For anyone interested, more information can be found at the RoR website here. Our regional classes take place at Blenheim Palace so we will be hoping for a Club visit there in the future.
Watch their test and see how well the gorgeous A.P. can move, lots more practice needed but we were really proud of him, thanks to those who came along to watch, a lovely summer evening and a cold beer to celebrate.