Dominic has received the amazing news that he has got a place to compete for Great Britain in the CDI at The Festival of Dressage, Hartpury, in July!
Dominic had this to say about his selection, “Laddie and I went up to Wellington Riding for a very wet premier league! However, they where the nicest people I have ever met at a show ground! Laddie certainly felt very well in both tests, which is great, as in my lessons with Carl I have been working on getting him more responsive and on the aids. In the PSG on the first day we finished 9th on 66.63% in a huge class, so I was very pleased with that! The senior selectors want you to achieve over 66% in the relevant tests that you want to do at international level. However, on the Sunday morning it rained, and rained and rained!!
The outdoor arenas flooded so all the tests had to be moved in doors, and with only one indoor arena it meant that I was going to end up riding at about 8.30pm…and then pack up and drive 4 hours home!!
However, due to the extreme weather a lot of people pulled out, and I rode the Inter 1 at 6.30pm; he felt a little nervous in the indoor arena, and as a result the trot work wasn’t his usual highlight, however the canter work felt much better, and again we finished on over 66%.
A weeks’ very nervous wait followed until I would find out if I would get a place at Hartpury, and today I got the call saying I had a place! My Mum screamed so loudly I thought she was going to break a window!!!! I have spent most of today filling in forms and sorting out the mountains of paper work so we can get an FEI passport in time.
Needless to say I am ecstatically pleased!! It’s been a dream of mine to ride for Great Britain since I was about 7, so to have finally achieved feels amazing!!! Laddie and I will now be practising lots, before the 4th of July, when I have a lesson with Carl and will then travel round the corner to Hartpury, I cant wait!!! Thank you once again for your sponsorship and support.”
Well done Dominic, we wish you every success for Hartpury.
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