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Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in Articles, Competing

Jodie Neil tells us about Tatts #scotstakeontatts

Jodie Neil tells us about Tatts #scotstakeontatts

 

I’m so sad being back!! Tatts was the best bubble to be in!

How was your experience of Tatts?
Fantastic, genuinely loved every minute of it! The set-up at Tattersalls is superb; the going couldn’t have been better (testament to the hard work put in by the ground staff) and someone even ordered 30 degree weather for the week!
How did you and your horse perform?
Quantum Clover Gold was incredible! She did her best test to date for a 33.0, stormed round the cross-country well inside the time and had 1 pole in the showjumping to climb from 29th and finish in 14th place. She was virtually faultless all week!
How did Tatts compare to other International events you have been too?
It’s very different to the likes of Blair or Floors Castle where your stabling is in a field. Tatts is purpose-built and the facilities were excellent – horse wash bays, permanent stabling, etc. The course was very flat (we’re not used to that in Scotland!) but beautifully presented.
What did you love the most? Highs and lows?
The “Scots Take On Tatts” parties and the endless laughs we all had were the highlight! It felt like a real team effort. The only low would be when it doesn’t go right. All of us are incredibly supportive of each other and we don’t like to see friends being disappointed.
 Any advice for anyone looking to compete at Tatts next year or any other international event?
A small tip I didn’t know: you are allowed to check your horses during the ferry crossing, you just have to be accompanied by a member of staff! And if it’s hot, get your ramp down quickly before the next lorry arrives!!

 

Images couertesy of @Dave Cameron Photography – all rights reserved

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