Dauntsey is one of our most local events and such a fantastic venue thanks to Beanie Sturgis and her team. With the recent dry weather we were expecting very firm going but thanks to their incredible hard work the going was excellent and we enjoyed a fantastic 2 days.

First up was my own and Brenda Watson’s CLASS SPEC contesting his first BE904yo class. He was understandably green and wobbly on the flat but still scored a very respectable 30.8. He rolled 2 poles SJ and gave me a wonderful ride XC just unfortunately picking up 20 pens for a slight misunderstanding at a skinny early on. Most importantly he felt like he absolutely loved it and was so brave and confident. Such an exciting chap for the future!


The following day we were back with Isobel Crosbie’s gorgeous boy ESCAPE ROUTE and Ayesha Vardag’s super VIVENDI DE VARDAG both in the BE1005yo class. They both performed lovely tests, I felt Spike was slightly under marked but over all we were very pleased. They then both jumped lovely double clears inside the time to finish in 10th and 12th.