Osberton International Horse Trials

What a fantastic week at Osberton for Ginny and Creeslough – they really did pull out all the stops


Up to Nottinghamshire for Creeslough’s first CCI 2*- a tough question, but he made nothing of it. Creeslough did a lovely test with just a few mistakes but these were to be expected as he is very new to this level. He coped very well in the sticky ground conditions which did not make things particularly easy and scored a respectable 56.4. A pleasing test at this stage and gives Ginny plenty of work on the dressage over the winter to mean he will show something special in the dressage arena next season. 

The cross country was big and bold with plenty of accuracy questions and opportunities to be caught out. This was reflected in the final scores, with lots of horses pulling up and plenty of jumping faults but Ginny could not have asked anymore. Clear and inside the time, Creeslough really did fly and made everything feel very easy bring him up from 48th in the placings after the dressage to 18th following the influential cross country. 

Not knowing how he would come out for the show jumping following a 9.47 time on the cross country course and his first ever three day event, Ginny was so pleased he seemed still on top form, being on his toes for the trot up. It was clear that the previous day had not taken too much out of him. 

He warmed up well, in usual style not wasting any energy and jumping exactly the height that was needed. Plenty of faults were being picked up on the up to height Showjumping course but he tried so hard and jumped clear inside the time. Ginny was delighted with a finish in twelfth place. 

Utterly excited about what he has to offer next year, Ginny plans to take him to an early two star to consolidate his Osberton form followed by their ultimate aim of Blenheim International nine year old CIC 3*which he is now qualified for. 

Creeslough is now on a short holiday and then it’s back to plenty of dressage and Showjumping over the winter season.

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