Rocking Horse Advanced Course Walk

Fence 11ab: You had to be brave and keep coming to eat up the distance - was a coming 3 strides Fence 11ab: You had to be brave and keep coming to eat up the distance - was a coming 3 strides

Earlier today we shared several videos from thehorsepesterer of the Advanced competition at the Rocking Horse Winter II Horse Trials. Lara Borson-Knight posted a course walk on her Facebook page and is kindly allowing us to share the gallery with you here. Some of the photos include additional commentary from Lara, who rode the course with her Thoroughbred gelding Shooby Doo, ultimately finishing 22nd in Advanced Test B.

The course, designed by Morgan Rowsell, produced mostly clear rounds, though time was tough to catch. Out of 40 Advanced pairs, seven retired or were eliminated on course. Joe Meyer and Caroline Martin received mandatory retirements but we reported yesterday that they and their horses are uninjured. Bailey Moran popped off of Loughnatousa Caislean at 15b, which her dad (@eventingdad) tweeted was a good learning experience.

What do you think, EN? There are several big galloping fences with enough technical questions mixed in. What stands out as the trickiest (or most fun!) area on course? The gallery starts at fence 3.

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