Gatcombe International 9th September.

No international classes for Tim today, just three really smart novices.  All three finished inside the top 10 with Spartaco del Usignolo (Spartacus) taking the win and yet again putting Tim on chatting terms with the Princess Royal.

Mr Cin Cin posted a 29 and a double clear with just 1.6 time faults for 5th place which is best novice placing to date and has set him up nicely for his Lignieres CIC* at the end of this month.  Tim thinks allot of Anona Young’s homebred TB son of Black Sam Bellamy and it was a good result.  Hester posted her third double clear in a row with a 27 dressage and she finished in 8th spot in her section and she just has one remaining run left this season at Pontispool.

Spartacus is a truly beautiful horse and he knows it!  He wowed the dressage judges with a 23 and finished on that to win by 5 points which is a huge margin at novice. Spartacus just has one more novice run on the horizon before he heads down to Le Lion D’Angers for the 6 year old Young Horse Championships.