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Our final day at Aston began with an early start for Basil contesting his first BE100 with Brioney. A solid dressage was followed by a foot perfect double clear inside the time, which left them just outside of the placings. 


Saint was having his first outing for a month or two but managed to contain his excitement, with a rideable dressage test and another double clear. Very pleased.

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Zippi Aston novice
Zippi Aston novice
Zippi Aston novice
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Day 2 at Aston was the turn of Zippi Jazzman in the novice class. A solid dressage performance followed by a speedy double clear left him in 2nd place - his best result so far. He seems to have matured for his expedition to Scotland, and looked super confident at this level around a novice track with plenty of questions. We were delighted with him.

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Orange Aston OI
Orange Aston OI
Orange Aston OI
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Scooter Aston intermediate
Scooter Aston intermediate
Scooter Aston intermediate
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Amazing few day at Aston le Walls horse trials and a fantastic 5 out of 5 double clear strike rate for Orange Eventing! Thursday saw Scooter and Orange contesting the intermediate and open intermediate classes. Scooter produced a respectable test and his customary double clear. Orange pulled out the stops for a 72% test followed by a fast, confident double clear, finishing 5th in a competitive OI section.

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Hopetoun CIC***
Hopetoun CIC***
Finishing in style- Hopetoun CIC***
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We awoke on Sunday morning to torrential rain. I have to say that at this point I was doubtful that the event would even run, but the going held up amazingly well. Orange redeemed himself after yesterday's dressage with a show jumping round that was a pleasure to watch. You wouldn't have even known that the ground was slippery. We then had a long wait until running XC after 4pm but it was worth the wait, and Orange jumped another effortless clear round. No time to celebrate in the Team Orange camp with an 8 hour drive home!

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