I only had AMAZING VIII running at Bramham in the CCI****S which was almost like a mini holiday so It was really nice to have plenty of time to enjoy the event.

Although she is now 15 years young Maisie still absolutely loves her eventing and gets terribly excited! We arrived late on the Wednesday evening but managed to get to the arena familiarisation and then it was an early start on Thursday morning for her test. She managed to keep a lid on her enthusiasm and just a few moments of tension crept in resulting in a score of 29 which we were very pleased with.

We had a day off on Friday so Maisie had a good hack and canter and we really studied the course before her jumping the following day. The show jumping was certainly up to height in Bramham’s stunning main arena but Maisie was incredible jumping a lovely clear round which was very smooth after her initial enormous spook at fence 1!

The time is always tight at Bramham and we were well in the hunt so we set off really strongly cross-country and Maisie gave me an awesome ride. She really is a fantastic XC horse. She came home easily inside the time to finish in 6th place in a very competitive section – a fantastic result for this very special horse.

Thank you so much to Dani for looking after Maisie so well all week and having her sparkling and beautiful despite Maisie’s best efforts to avoid staying clean!