Posted by on September 1, 2014

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Black Tie Cross CountryWEG was such a mixed bag of emotions. Black Tie did a good dressage test, but struggled with the ground on the cross country – he hates slippery conditions and the weather had been awful.

After a couple of stops where he simply couldn’t get the stride in a combination, Oliver pulled up saying: “He tried his heart out for me. He wasn’t being naughty, it just wasn’t our day. But I have a sound, healthy horse back at home – with the awful loss of Wild Lone, I consider myself really lucky.”

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