Nicole Corbin & Midnight Madness IV
BE 80(T) Keysoe (2)
Well we did it! From not airborne in 20 years and no horse in January to completing the challenge in June. Gemini (Midnight Madness) was a superstar as always. Very pleased with a 40.3 dressage. Flying clear round sj and then on to xc. We had a foot perfect round, flew everything and felt like a true partnership, except at fence 11. Gem didn't like the look of the ditch which clearly came as a surprise and I went out the side door. No major damage done though so, after removing my air jacket, we carried on to finish as strongly as we started. I was really disappointed but now, with a few months to reflect, I'm actually proud of the fact I did it the hard way (with a very bruised bum!!!) and still completed. 6 months ago I never would have thought I could get back on after such a tumble. I couldn't have found the confidence without the amazing Gemini, her phenomenal owner, and invaluable coach, Zoe, my 'Pitt crew' who did everything including jump every fence with me I think and of course the inspiration of Hannah and her cause.