Disco Diva did us proud at the Nationals in Warwickshire!!
A fab 5th place with 69.44%. We would have of course prefered to be placed higher as her test was foot perfect and her transitions all truly and correctly accented, with lovely uphill paces throughout. I do sometimes feel, as she has such natural collection running through her, it is often mistaken for tension!! We were ealry on in the day also, so I think this often makes a difference to the judging.
She worked and felt superb, focussed throughout and did the test of her life, far better than her regional test, which she won with 72%...!!
No spooks, no sillies, no naughties.....not bad for only a 6month competition campaign!! There is definately alot more to come from this little pocket rocket of a mare, so I am not too worried for her future.
So its back to work with all the others, liveries, clients and my own. Today we took 5yrold Lambada (Bella) out for her first time since acquiring her last year from the Brightwells sales. She has need time to physically and psychologically grow and its paid off. She was a gem, so competitions can now be planned for. I have also picked up 8yr old Fabritzio's (Fry) work, so we'll be aiming for more advanced classes in the not too distant future!
Lots more on the way, as well as beginning work with new one's Simply Black (Mo) and Show Cob "Mrs Bridges", both 3yr olds, and new liveries coming in for training......