After an unfortunately below par dressage test, we knew that would be the case regardless! He still got 35, but he's so consistently in the top 3 after dressage that we were a little disappointed.
This was his first competition since Highclere and he felt a little worried warming up, so I just tried to give him a comfortable SJ round and we were pleased with his efforts despite a few down.
Finally we went on to XC and he jumped the most fantastic round. We had one silly runout early on, (slight miscommunication) but the rest of the round was absolutely foot perfect and he felt incredible and like he was really enjoying it.
It was such an amazing feeling to complete and to prove to myself and everyone else that Squirrel really is capable of the big time - we've had really bad luck for the last 18 months and although there is a very long way to go; we now know it's well within his capabilities to compete at intermediate and beyond.