A note from our sponsored rider Mary King, such a shame about Badminton but wishing her all the best for Bramham CCI*** in June!
Gosh - what bad timing! After all the excitement of getting to Badminton and doing the dressage phase, dear Tess went lame behind so I had to withdraw her just before the XC, absolutely gutting
Richard Stringer, my vet, has found the problem which hopefully we will be able to manage with treatment and special shoeing. All being well I will reroute her to Bramham CCI*** in June.
There are such highs and lows with horses for all concerned. Derek Baden, her owner, and the syndicate of 6 people who help with her running costs, were all devastated, but so understanding.
Never mind ... onwards and upwards!! Off show jumping today with 7 at Summerhouse, then 4 at Aston HTs tomorrow and the lovely Chatsworth HTs where just Emily is riding (I'm grooming!) at the weekend.
Sorry for the huge disappointment.