A big road trip was upon Team Sommerville, Talent and James had been selected to represent Great Britain in another Nations Cup in Strzegom. Talent was a good boy again, doing a beautiful test (first to go in the team, so in my opinion harshly marked!) with another clear cross country on the cards and a good show jumping round to finish up individual 9th and Team Silver!
Cornascriebe Im the man posted a good result in the BE90 Open coming 3rd with a 25 dressage and a double clear at Warwick Hall, along with Kilcannon Dragonfly positioning in 8th in the BE100 section.
Next up was Burgham International where Miss Pandora who was a winner in the Novice section and Global Ask came 6th. Talent had a good run in the CCIL 4* format with a steady double clear.
We had a new horse arrive mid-season, Innovania. She was a super girl in her first event coming 1st in the BE100 at Shelford Manor. Kilcannon Dragonfly also picked up a good placing coming 4th in the BE100.
Then it was Burghley Horse Trials, this was Talent and James’ first time competing in the CCIL 5* at Burghley. However James has been a regular in the BYEH final, competing a huge number of 7 one year in the final! We had such a great week, even though Ossian our stable lad lost his cap out of the lorry window on route to Burghley!