Lauren Kieffer and Veronica Get Blenheim Dressage Done, Sit in Top 10 Currently

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica. Photo by Samantha Clark. Lauren Kieffer and Veronica. Photo by Samantha Clark.

Veronica went to work in the Blenheim Palace main arena this afternoon, turning in a lovely test which I was surprised didn’t score better. Her mark of 46.2 currently has her sitting in equal 9th place but there wasn’t much not to like.

Veronica to me is everything you look for in an event horse — in the dressage arena she’s pretty and attractive and can certainly move and point her toes, and Lauren went for it in the extensions, showing big differences and plenty of impulsion, cadence and spring. The whole test was lovely and forward, and correct and accurate, and Veronica is such tough cookie too — what’s not to love?! Many thanks to Lauren for stopping to chat after her test…

Rushing out to catch Jen McFall, and Will Coleman’s test, but gasping after hearing Sandra Auffarth’s score on Ispo. Yes, it was accurate and there were no mistakes, but there wasn’t nearly nine points difference between her and Veronica — I think if we had put a German tail coat on Lauren and GER after her name she’d have broken into the 30s too! Seriously, Sandra’s test was lovely, but so was Lauren’s. Lots more to come from Blenheim including a video chat with Clark Montgomery, both Will and Jen, and Kate Chadderton’s thoughts on the course. Go Blenheim!

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