Prescott had good entries on Sunday so it wasn't until 4.45pm that Romy and I headed down the road to do M73 and a medium freestyle.
Romy hasn't been out since the area festival at the start of November so I just wanted to give him an outing prior to the regionals next month.
Although the M73 isn't the regional test it is still one of the higher tests at the level so I was pleased with a +68% test despite a few little errors mainly in the walk pirouettes.
I stayed on board as I only had 20 minutes between tests and had a quick listen to my Music before the freestyle. Chris Lever or Lever Dressage Music has done an absolutely amazing job and he worked hard to get it to me late on Saturday night so I could have a run through on Sunday.
Despite having never ridden to the music I was keen to do the competition as it would give me a feel for the timing of the music on a different system and different surface than mine and home. I must have watched the video at least 20 times and had the music on repeat all morning whilst doing the yard.
By the time the test came I was hopeful of a good mark. Romeo was a star, the music was perfect and we came out with +73%. The test was an absolute delight to ride with all the transitions and changes in the music falling perfectly into place.
We stood 7% clear of the rest of the class and I really did feel like Romeo and I were dancing to our music. I can't wait to ride to it again and can only hope that it goes half as well at the regionals next month.