Just wanted to gush about how awesome it felt to complete my very first training level event.
I had a mediocre dressage, just didn't push for enough in my lengthens, but regardless I was super happy. We ended up with a 38.6 (which is my worst ever dressage score, kinda makes me mad at myself lol), went double clean in stadium, and jumped cleanly around cross country to end with 8 time faults. I would've pushed for a little more speed on cross country but about halfway through Ace started making a weird noise and I didn't want to push him too hard. He wasn't laboring at all and was still raring to go, but I was being a bit more cautious. I also almost jumped the wrong jump at one point and had to make a circle, which definitely affected our time. Regardless! It went really well and I'm so happy with myself and super proud of Ace. For 25 years old he definitely rocked it. We were in 5th after stadium but with our time faults we got bumped down to 11th or 12th.
Here are some pictures!
PhotoReflect - GRC Photography - Fair Hill May HT 2011