BARBURY CASTLE INTERNATIONAL and Toby’s Event Rider Masters Debut
July 10, 2018
Toby made his Event Rider Masters’ debut with GOLDEN FOREVER starting with the Dressage phase at BARBURY CASTLE ERM CIC3* on Saturday. The class was livestreamed throughout with the Showjumping in the Main Arena followed by a testing Cross Country. GOLDEN FOREVER is always a little tense in the Dressage which was reflected in his score of 41.0. The Showjumping was their biggest test to date in this phase - a 1.40m track that wouldn’t have been out of place in a British Showjumping Grand Prix; Toby rode a class round for just 4 faults at the double of uprights. The course went on to create carnage with a huge number of withdrawals before the Cross Country Phase. Toby and GOLDEN FOREVER set off XC at pace but suffered a tack malfunction at Fence 5 where the breastplate broke! This contributed to a sticky moment at the triple brush at Fence 9 however, the pair went on to jump clear and finish with just 5.2 time penalties and a long stay on the podium for an eventual 11th place finish! Toby and his team are ecstatic with this result in his ERM debut and with the compliments of the commentators over the weekend. Here are his TV highlights in one easy compilation: https://youtu.be/8e8NL-SPcHY
Good results for FREESTYLE R placing 10th & ROYAL DIAMOND II finishing in the Top 20 of the CIC2*. We also had chance to collect LANCE A LITTLE’s rosette for his 7th place in the Intermediate Novice yesterday.
Lots of photos to add to the gallery but here are a few favourites.