19th August 2017 was the date for the challenge for me.

To do an affiliated ODE. Never ever done one before.

He's an old boy of 18 and not the most supple so gave him a sachet two days before .

He went like a dream.

We always have problem with suppleness in dressage but with lessons and good warm up and his feed we didn't get any such comments.

Best score I've ever got and double clear. Came 15th: both happy, no injuries and hardly any sweat.

Great result!