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Luhmuhlen CIC***

Luhmuhlen was the second last stop for Hop and Skip on the road to Rio Olympics.
In dressage he started well with a decent test, stayed calm and relaxed from beginning to end and improved his score by several marks compared to his recent performances.
Across country he jumped clear and in great style feeling confident, fit and super clever at the fences. Annoyingly, I mismanaged my timing at the last two minute markers and had to pick up a few time faults when crossing the finish line.
After trotting up nicely on the final day he jumped well as always but annoyingly rolled one pole in the final jumping to finish 7th after all.
Following the competition the provisional Rio team and reserves were announced. Ahead of the final form test in Aachen in three weeks time we are listed as one of the first reserves.