|The Charlie Massey Cup Cake Shrine!|
Everyone was talking about it on course, and I overheard several people pledging support, from all corners of the showground. The occasional hold in proceeding as we waited for horses to arrive in the cross country warm up, provided the commentators with plenty of opportunity to give the cause a plug.
|Sam Griffiths & Opposition Angel Two|
In amongst the stunning greys I did spot a few lovely bay horses that stood out, including Sam Griffiths' Opposition Angel Two, who finished on their dressage score of 29.5 coming 5th in the BE100 section B, narrowly beaten by another of his rides, Opposition Angel One on a dressage score of 28.5!
|Bettina Hoy Is Back In Britain.|
There weren't really too many problems on the cross country course, although I did spot one or two lazy attempts approaching fences, but spare a thought for Kate Lucas' head girl, Charlotte Clay, who had a fall from Atent DL, suffering a broken pelvis by all accounts.
As the clouds rolled in, I decided to put my camera away and test out the video feature of my new iPad. It's no substitute for a traditional HD camcorder, but the result is impressive none the less. I'll leave you with a couple of short clips filmed at the sunken road, with two legends of the sport, Mark Todd & Eric Smiley:
...and here's a few more photos from today:
Larkhill Horse Trials Photos.
Don't forget you can still support Charlie The Coffee Man & Claire Lomas in their Marathon challenges for Spinal Research (see links, top right).