Hickstead held a new show “to support the grassroots of British Showjumping” with several sections for amateur riders. So off went our girls, Camilla on her new ride Zappa and Melissa on Louis to give him some fun.
There were 2 qualifying amateur classes for the 1.10m. This was the first time Camilla had jumped a 1.10m round. Melissa went first on Louis in a reasonably tricky grass arena, up hill and down dale which took some riding. A beautiful round and went into 3rd place – but we did not hold our breath as there were only 117 in the class. Camilla followed and had an unlucky upright going down hill in the jump off. A great result. Melissa missed qualifying by 3 places!
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