|Novice winners with British Eventing and Baileys branding|
My foresight, together with the fact that when I arrived the competition was running about 30 minutes late, meant I successfully videoed 1,2 and 3 in the Novice by videoing 30 out of the 50 entries. The result is a playlist of approx 2 hours and 20 minutes of video across both Open and Novice competitions. Follow the link below to access all nine videos.
JAS Championship 2015 Playlist
The playlist comprises nine videos in total, 3 for the bulk of the novice competition, 4 for the entirety of the Open competition and 2 videos showing the top 3 riders in each class. As I did not video all the Novice riders there is a list of the riders that do appear in an appendix below. Apologies if I missed you but there is a limit to how much video I can process!
|The Hartpury Course is set|
takes in the course
An indoor competition and lots of turning back on yourself won't suit every horse of course, I wondered as well if the late running and cold had had any impact on the result? Horses do turn off, especially when they've been left hanging around, and there were one or two who looked like they'd rather be tucked up snug in their stable watching "Songs of Praise" than working up a head of steam and completing another five laps of Hartpury Arena.
|Naomi55 and Nici Wilson|
On a technical front I decided to use Hartpury to try out the super slow motion setting on the Sony camera, with mixed success. I gave it a go, thought I'd read the instructions when I got home only to find there aren't any. The slow motion is superb, especially the one where Jordan Phelps knocks the corner down, but the images are a bit dark and so it'll be searching the Sony forums for tips and advice on how to get a better result; I'd describe it as hit and miss at the moment.
As always please watch the videos, give me your feedback, share with your friends and don't forget the like button. I haven't quite made up my mind where to go for my first event but hope to get out before Gatcombe 1. Obviously it's now all down to our great British weather!
|The Party's Over?|
Riders who appear in Part 1
Southerley Roberts (FIZZ)
Riders who appear in Part 2
Southerley Roberts (TINX)
Riders who appear in Part 3
Julia Knight-Jones (whose Master Maverick I used for one of my custom thumbnails!)