A little bit of sunshine, and my thoughts turn to competitions! To sum up, we have few options – Bluegate is around an hour’s hack away, and a very pleasant hack it is too. However I’m not sure I want to chuck myself and Saf in at the deep end by doing our first competition of the year, affiliated! Ultimately my plan would to do Bluegate comps on a fairly regular basis throughout this year. The only other venues nearby are Finchingfield EC, who run unaff comps, and Codham Park Equestrian, both of which are slightly too far to hack. I find it difficult to tire Saf out, but I’m usually dead by the end of the hack home! It also doesn’t seem worth hiring transport to go what would take about 10 minutes to drive. Argh brain-ache!