Bob picks up where he left off

Chrissie Havis and Bob in action during the Home International.
Chrissie Havis and Bob in action during the Home International.
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A PEGSWOOD dressage rider was delighted with the performance of her horse at a national event.

Chrissie Havis and her horse Bob (aka Breithla Capali) were selected for the Senior Home International in Buckinghamshire at Elementary Open level following some impressive performances earlier in the year.

He quickly picked up where he left off after being out of action from November to March while she had daughter Emily.

At the competition, they finished fourth individually out of 30 and the team they were on came fifth out of 35.

Chrissie said: “It was a pleasure taking Bob to the Home International. He and I feel like a well-established partnership now, even after our time off due to my pregnancy.

“The result was a little disappointing as he didn’t put a foot wrong and gave his best – I couldn’t have asked for more from him.”

Chrissie, who started competing in dressage from the age of 14, spent five years in Germany and is also a trainer and judge.

She was in charge of the Northern region for British Dressage for four years but gave that up to concentrate on her riding and training.

She and Bob, who is stabled at Hope House Equestrian in Amble, will be competing at the Winter Regional Championships in February.