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Maryland 5 Star dressage: disappointment for Harry Meade


  • Harry Meade had a disappointing time within the Mars Maryland 5 Star dressage right now (14 October) as his fastidiously deliberate warm-up routine with the delicate Superstition was disrupted.

    Every rider within the competitors was allowed 10 minutes within the white boards within the warm-up earlier than their check. Harry had spoken to the officers prematurely and it had been permitted for him to make use of his 10 minutes earlier, reasonably than instantly earlier than his check.

    Nonetheless, there was an objection made to Harry doing this, which couldn’t be sorted out in time to permit him to work contained in the boards. This meant the 13-year-old Superstition had to enter the primary area to do his check with out having had any time within the boards and he was extraordinarily unsettled.

    Harry instructed H&H: “The horse has a fragile temperament. We had a really fastidiously tried and examined and pre-approved warm-up routine, which was actively disrupted. It was a extremely unhappy second and never what you count on in a extremely pleasant sport.

    “Other than it being expensive so far as the marks have been involved, I’m simply unhappy for the horse who panicked consequently and and didn’t have a optimistic expertise. Greater than something, we care a lot about our horses and hate seeing any considered one of them get unnecessarily wound up. However now we have to maneuver on.”

    Harry and Mandy Grey’s Superstition scored 37.4 for twenty first after the Maryland 5 Star dressage, an enormous disappointment after scores of 29.1 and 29.6 of their two five-star runs final yr.

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