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Halliday happy after Barbury Castle International Horse Trials

Dual sportswoman Liz Halliday was satisfied with the performance of her horses Fox and Donovan after they both showed real promise at the Barbury Castle International Horse Trials.

Fox took on his second CIC*** event of the season and had a strong performance against an international star-studded field, while Donovan continued to build on his promising season so far with a fine showing in the biggest Novice event of his short career.

In the CIC*** category Fox produced one of his best-ever Dressage tests and, despite having one fence down in the Show Jumping, coped well in the horrendous weather conditions, before going clear on the Cross Country.

Halliday admitted to being slightly frustrated after a mistake during the Show Jumping cost her a clear round, but was generally more than satisfied. “I made a small error and went the wrong way after one of my fences! I had to cross my tracks to then get back to the jump so that cost me four penalty points and then I didn’t give Fox the best ride to that fence and he had it down. Its disappointing because without that I’m sure he would have been clear and he was really trying hard.”

“His Dressage was also perhaps the best he’s ever produced. Fox isn’t a horse who is ever going to be highly ranked after Dressage at this level, but his performance at Barbury gives me real hope for the future. I also think I’ve found the right balance of Nupafeed’s Magnesium Liquid Calmer to give him, as he was much more relaxed than usual and really focused.”

Donovan meanwhile was placed third after Dressage, with his best score yet. The New Zealand-bred horse had two rails down in the Show Jumping section but went clear on the Cross Country which was by far his biggest challenge yet.

“I think that we were both a bit asleep in the Show Jumping, but I was particularly pleased with his clear round on the Cross Country,” admitted Halliday. “There were a number of difficult fences that were also serving the Intermediate course, and he took them very well. The water jump was also a big test for him, as it’s something he’s struggled with before, but he was very brave and jumped in well.

“The competition was very hot, so I was pleased with a top 15 finish in his biggest Novice event to date.”

Halliday’s hectic schedule continues at Aston-le-Walls on 18-20 July with Donovan once again taking on the Novice class and Oscar and Fox in the Advanced.


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