Pau CCI 4 star Showjumping October 29th.

Pau CCI 4 star Showjumping October 29th.

Faerie Dianimo (Maggie May ) and Jonelle looked amazing at the jog this morning with the sunshine coming through the mist.  The CIC 2 star jumped this morning so the kiwis did their incredible breakfast which has become something of a tradition at Pau over the last few years. Between Mark Todd’s truck, Tim and Jonelle’s truck and two BBQ’s going with Tim manning one of them a huge spread was laid out for around 25 people.  Pretty awesome as always.

Time was not so much of an issue but the track was big and square and technical and Maggie May was really spectacular through the treble.  Two rails behind was a disappointment to Jonelle but they only slipped one place to stay in the top 10.  For a little mare that has more heart than you can imagine it was an amazing comeback from Rio and a very short preparation and what can anyone say about Jonelle…. a 12 week old baby and back at 4 star!

The usual raucous and unique Pau prize giving followed as the trucks were packed up and the eventing season for 2017 drew to a close.  Everyone began the long trips home but yet again the sun had shone on Pau and it was a great, if much tougher than expected, event with which to round the season off.