I was going to hack Jungle down to Stonar but as he is not allowed on the yard (insurance/stallion rules), I asked mum to take him so at least we could leave him in the trailer - he went home that evening anyway as I left Stonar forever!
I was also riding another horse (Anjara) who lives at Stonar so I had to shuttle from the car park to the yard throughout the day. Unfortunately though we were parked in an awkward place as far away from the yard as possible, and Anjara and Jungle both share tack and obviously I use the same kit! Our dressage, dressage, SJ, SJ, XC, XC times meant that I was driving backwards and forwards to the yard every half hour to get the next one tacked up in time. It was good fun but I probably wouldn't have two competing horses that far apart again!
Jungle performed very well and got 31, clear SJ, and clear XC jumping, but was given a slightly controversial 20 penalties at the water, which prevented him from coming 3rd and qualifying for the regional finals. I have never had a problem with a stop before (and have had many stops!), but I did feel he only slighty hesistated and jumped sideways and not backwards. Still, we were pleased with his run and once again his behaviour was impeccable and I couldn't have faulted him at all. He will go PN next time out.
Anjara, who I have only ridden 3 or 4 times, was also very good. She can be a little nappy, but did a nice test for 34, and despite thinking it was time to go home halfway round the XC, she did jump double clear inside the time to finish 4th, which also earnt me the 'Emma Jonathon Memorial Trophy' for the highest placed Stonar rider of the event.
Emma, who was at school at Stonar, was tragically killed at Hartpury 2* in 2008 and it was an honour to be presented with her award.