After a long week in Den Bosch we drove back home to Breitenburg last night, and came home around 01.15.
I think Casall La Silla jumped good yesterday, in my opinion he jumped best in the last round where he had one down. It was a silly pole down, but I couldn’t have changed anything about it – it was just a little mistake that the horses sometimes make. Casall felt like he does at his best, and was not tired at all.
I think the course designer did a good effort this week, and build good courses. It was a great World Cup Final. If I had to put my finger on anything, it must be that white oxer in the triple combination on Friday – that was maybe asking a little too much of the horses.
This weekend has showed us that Casall is a horse that can manage long competition weekends like this. That has been a really positive experience, and it now seems like we have a championship horse in Casall! But I’m a little upset that I didn’t get better than number six, as I thought we had good rounds during the show.
I’m also happy with Camilo LS La Silla who did his first Grand Prix in Den Bosch. He has never jumped such a big class before, and he did it fine! His pole down was due to inexperience, and he solved all the hard parts of the course – like the triple combination – in a good way. Camilo really showed that he can do some big classes again.
The show has been nice, with good facilities. It’s enough space and the stables are nice. I think there was a little lack of that atmosphere there should be for a World Cup Final, but that improved yesterday! I feel like I have been away for a very long time though, as we had to be there already from Tuesday…
My next show is Antwerpen this coming weekend. I will bring Carusso LS La Silla and Corsica La Silla there.
Thanks for following me this weekend!