Wow.. go Xavier Faer ( Hugo)! An early draw and they just nailed a 46 which is yet again an improving score from Hugo.. he was really on song with Tim today for a phase that he does not find the easiest. Even at squad training a couple of weeks ago he could not hold his new found extended trot all the way across the diagonal but in the test today he did! He bust a gut to stay with Tim and Tim worked his butt off to get the best result from Hugo. And as he left the arena on a loose rein, a casual Hugo looked up at the crowds, dealt with Matt Ryan shoving his microphone in Tim’s face and Hugo’s space with good grace and absorbed the moment like a true surfer dude. As Tim commented, Ring wood Sky Boy ( Ozzie) is going to be nothing like that after the test tomorrow so it was good to enjoy the moment!
Hugo left for the walk home with a bemused expression on his cute-but-boy-in-Disneyland-face and Tim was mobbed by the press for his comments. Its just Thursday morning but there is already that Burghley Buzz about the whole competition and Tim has probably his two most prolific 4 star eventers ever at the party…. the feeling is good!