Tattersalls International Horse Trials provided highs and lows last weekend. The end of the dressage saw David in second on Niki Ryan’s Kiltubrid Rhapsody (pictured), with his two other horses in the top 10 in the Connolly’s Red Mills u24 CCI2*.
Saturday however brought great sadness, as Mark Milligan’s Bottoms Up III (Charlie), who jumped beautifully all the way round XC, collapsed just before the last fence with a suspected brain haemorrhage, and was put down on the track. Our thoughts are with Mark and Louise on the sad loss of their beautiful home-bred horse.
David’s third ride, Niki Ryan’s Shannondale Jasper was withdrawn before the showjumping but David and Kiltubrid Rhapsody went on to finish in second, 6.3 points behind Tom Jackson, despite having a pole down.