Oliver’s 2016 season kicked off at Oasby last week. He had four runners in the Open Intermediate and one, Gortglas Crazy Love, in the novice. Four of the five horses came home with a ribbon.
Black Tie has obviously lost none of his competitiveness after time off last year – he took the top spot with a fast double clear, adding just 0.8 of a time penalty to his dressage score.
Fractionally faster, inside the time but with a rail down from the showjumping, Samuel Thomas posted a 10th place while Dromgurrihy Blue jumped double clear for 3rd. Gortglas Crazy Love’s novice run ended with an 8th place finish.
Black Tie II © Hilary Manners