Trailblazers is a competition that provides unaffiliated competitors an opportunity to qualify and compete at the Trailblazers Championship Finals. I qualified for the first round at Topthorn Arena in Prelim with over 58% mark a few weeks back which to be honest wasn’t that great a score, so my trainer and me really went to work!
I then qualified for the second round at Anvil Park stud with over 62% which was a vast improvement, but I unfortunately lost 6 marks because my caller got things mixed up! The judge wrote on my test ‘sack the caller’ which I did. It felt weird to fire your own mum. It was a valuable lesson to learn all tests!
I then did my first round qualification for the Novice section on test number 30 and scored 62.11% to not only qualify for the second round of Trailblazers but also came 3rd overall which I was really pleased about as we were competing against all adults on their giant warmbloods! I then went into the second round qualification on test number 34 and scored 64.16% coming fourth overall and easily qualifying for both Prelim and Novice levels at the national championships at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire in the summer. Now the hard work begins!