I'm slowly bringing Excel back into work after having most of January off. I just filled out our entry for a horse trial on May 11/12, our first event of the season. I'm planning on doing Starter (2', BN test A for dressage) to get his feet wet and not overdo it this early on in the year, though we schooled 3' in the arena and Training level XC jumps last summer/fall.
My position was, to put it mildly, dreadful today. I was riding very defensively because of some idiot that decided it would be a good idea to tear through private property (not his own) on a four-wheeler. Excel was somewhat on edge after that, to say the least! Anyway, let me know what you think of his flatwork. The video is really shaky and all over the place, so I took screenshots.
For reference, here's few critique threads from last year if you're really interested:
Cross Country critique! BN and Novice
Jumping critique from today