We decided on Jodhpurs as it is so well run and a very calm atmosphere. So we entered the Intro A.
Well Dylan was very well behaved and relaxed in the warm up, only spooking at the HUGE tyre jump on the other side of the fence. So we went in to the indoor arena when we were called through, he trotted around the arena and past the judges car without one spook (apparently a pigeon also flew out during our test, which neither of us saw).
So we went for it and rode the test and I must say he went very well and was beautifully calm.
Once that was over we came out to chat it all over and give Dylan big pats and load him onto the trailer for a hay net....he managed to pop the trailer lights off in the process of grazing....he can't be perfect!
So once loaded we went to have a look at the score and wait for the test sheet. Well neither one of us was expecting the result we saw......70.1% Wow, other scores were 60%-64% so we were well ahead!
So we then decided we had better stay in case we got placed! The final result on the day was we came 3rd out of a very large class and the winner and second place horses went on to ride a Prelim test. So we are over the moon with Dylan, what a super star....another dressage star in the making, or perhaps we try a spot of jumping next?! Who knows, but what I do know is now Linsey (Dylan's owner) has the confidence to compete in a dressage test next time....so we are looking at dates...watch this space!