CSI3*/CSI1* Hardelot

April 26, 16:00





Only one week exactly after arriving home from Spain we were all packed up again and ready to go to the CSI3*/CSI1* in Hardelot.  Shane had Tango d'Ecry, Ipswich van de Wolfsakker and Guidam van de Achtehoek for the CSI3*, Chloe had Zidane and Zooey for the 1*, Sunniva took Vienna for her first 3* and Alyona had Skyfall for the 1*.  Jake had two young horses for the 1* and three for the 3*.

Hardelot is a lovely show on the edge of this very pretty resort.  Unfortunately there was heavy rain in the preceeding week and rain on the day we arrived resulting in a rather wet and muddy showground.

However we got off to a good start on Thursday with Chloe and Zidane coming 7th in the CSI1*, and Ipswich coming 12th in the 1.35 and Tango 12th in the 1.45 in the 3*.

On Friday Sarah and Doonaveeragh Emma were 6th in the CSI1*, Jake and Havinia van de Roshoe were 5th in the 1.35 and Shane and Ipswich were 10th in the CSI3*.

The first class on Sunday was the CSI3* 1.45 Small Grand Prix.  Sunniva jumping her first 1.45 put in a fabulous perfomance to finish 5th and Guidam van de Achterhoek jumped fantastically to finish 2nd. This was followed by the CSI1* Grand Prix where Sarah came 8th with Doonaveeragh Emma and Chloe came 12th with Zidane.