Next was the first of two Fledgling team tests, where the combined scores over the two days would decide the overall individual Fledgling Champion. Milly & Ollie again rode brilliantly scoring 60.4/ 70 to finish second on the day. On Sunday, due to some great riding from the other riders in the class, it left her needing to score over 66 to win but under pressure they rode a near perfect test scoring 68/70 or 97% to become overall Inter-Regional Fledgling Champion.
Against some strong and established riders and schoolmaster ponies, 5 year old Ollie performed with a maturity beyond his years and we strongly believe the Relaxin had an effect on his temperament, leading him to been calmer, more focused and less distracted. This was particularly noticeable in the warm up arenas where previously he’s become quite stressed by other horses riding close to him. The Foundation has also shown improvements to his top line and general wellness.