The Nationals didn't end up going quite to plan for Nicola and Monty. Lying 10th overnight and clear through the first 3 phases of the XC things were looking good but an unfortunate lapse of concentration coming to fence 7 on phase D resulted in their first run out of the season dropping them from 3rd to 26th. Onwards and upwards - their most recent outing was at Borde Hill where they were 2nd back in May. This time they went one better and finished on their dressage score of 32 to win their section, earning valuable points towards the series finale in October.
Next on the menu is Tweseldown followed by the dressage Area Festivals at Wellington - hoping for top 10 finishes at both.