David and Lori made the long drive down to Bourg en Bresse near Lyon in France with Jenson 55, Foudre F and Gurtera Cara Dubh for the CSI4*.
Jumping started on Thursday. Foudre jumped well in the 1.40 for four faults and a time fault and Jenson jumped a fabulous round in the 1.50 Grand Prix qualifier to finish 10th and qualify for the Grand Prix. It was great to see our six year old Wyoming 19 finish equal first in the six year olds with Robert Whitaker.
On Friday Foudre jumped another good round in the 1.40 and Jenson just jumped a few fences in the big class in preparation for the Grand Prix. Wyoming 19 and Rob won the six year old class.
On Saturday Foudre jumped the 1.45 Longines Ranking Class and Gurtera jumped well in the 1.40. Foudre then jumped three very good round in the Six Bar competition two finish 5th. This was very good experience for him, jumping under floodlights in front of a very excited crowd in a packed stadium, but it was a very late night for poor Lori.
On Sunday Gurtera jumped well for 4 faults in the 1.40, Jenson jumped the 4* Grand Prix and Wyoming jumped the 6 year old final for one time fault. Lori and David then made the long overnight trek home, arriving home at 9am ready for a full day of riding and teaching.