|Consulting with the tack check before cross|
|The three girls after a successful day!|
|In front of the rolex clock at the competitors party|
|What a stunner eh? this is my favourite photo ever|
|Through the last coffin combination, tipping to far forward with my body.|
|Nap time for everyone while icing at the end of the day|
|Morning scenery of the course for these 3 photos|
|Coming off cross even in the extreme heat merry recovered well with lots of spirit still kickin|
|Look at all the attention that well deserving man is getting|
|dumping the head in an ice bucket at the end of the course! it was too hot for life today!!|
|So happy, so proud|
|tired lookin boy|
WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!!!! I really cant write to much because it is very late and i have a super early start tomorrow but today was absolutely incredible.
Best cross country we have ever ridden, and even though it was the longest Merry felt incredible the whole way through, we even came in early at 7:34 and his temperature was only 101.3! he is now in the running to win the prize for fittest horse actually because of his great feats!
This is why we do this sport, at the end of the day its not about the dressage or stadium its about the cross. Its why we love it so much, us adrenaline junkies and i am so so so happy that we went double clear.
I moved up to 13th, less than 10 points from 1st place, and only 4 points from 7th place.
Merry looks and feels amazing this evening, so fingers crossed for the jog and stadium tomorrow, but at this point i couldnt be more proud of him. Hes earned every carrot and apple he received today and trust me there was a lot.
It was a hard course and we made it!!!
DONT FORGET TO CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR US TOMORROW MORNING!!!!