Team Bragg at Barbury Part 2, as I write this Team Bragg are out in Haras de Jardy absolutely slaying it, so this feels a tad pointless. However, this was the prep weekend for Haras de Jardy and so it’s story needs telling. Part 1 saw Alcatraz claim 2ndplace in the Intermediate Class and Quindiva placed in the Novice, so all in all a good day.

Team Bragg at Barbury: CIC** Triumphs

Friday was so action packed it was really rather nice to relax a little on Saturday. The morning saw Zagreb step up to the challenge. Time for him to do his show jumping and cross country in the CIC**. Bless him he had felt a little miffed on Friday when everyone else around him was being tacked up and getting to go play at the party. You can tell he just lives for competition day and is so much fun to watch. He pinged around and popped in a stunning clear round.

Team Bragg at Barbury

Then it was time for a quick tack change for him and down to the start box. One of my favourite things about Barbury is the fact you can see most of the cross-country course from the start. The course would be considered a bit winding and back and forth but for a spectator it’s just fab! As we all know the ground is hard, no matter what these events do there is serious lack of rain. This was Zagreb’s first run since the spring and so Alex went steady. Pinging over everything he still landed a 4th place. Bloody brilliant result!

Team Bragg at Barbury: Richie Delivers

Plenty of time for lunch and a sun cream re-apply and then we went to watch Bonmahon Blue Mist in the CIC** Section E. The show jumping was in the main arena and this was Richie’s first CIC** so we were all ecstatic when he jumped clear! Seriously Team Bragg was on form. Imagine the delight when he also stormed around the cross country climbing numerous places to end up in 6thplace! Stuff dreams are made off. Safe to say the celebrations went on for a while and for me the sun, lack of food and tequila was far too much.

Team Bragg at Barbury


Team Bragg at Barbury: Percy’s time to shine

The final morning came around and yet again it was wall to wall sunshine. Today was Shannondale Percy’s time to shine, and boy did he shine. Another twisty and complex course in the main arena, which also features a bank. Percy did a beautiful round and just rolled a pole. So unlucky but it was quite a spooky jump and he just had a look at the shadows. Still we were all so pleased with him, this was his first CIC*** so he had nothing to prove.


Brunch and a quick cuppa to ease the foggy heads and then it was the final piece of the jigsaw. Now the CIC*** Cross-country was pretty big. There was a fair few slips and spills out on course which always makes you a little twitchy watching. Some sizable corners and the water complex from last year…..but Alex and Percy have just clicked. Jump after jump Percy just flew round. He came home clear and safe to end up in the 13thplace for his first CIC***

Team Bragg at Barbury

Now that is quite a result. This blog will post after the end result at Jardy but so far the boys have don amazingly and I hope when this goes live we will all be celebrating