Day one of the compeition is an early start for me as we are the second competitor in the arena. I was up at 6am early enough to take a picture of the sun rising as I walked the cones course which suited me much better then the one at the Indoor Championships. This event is not just a start of season warm up for us (as its very far away from home) as it is a selection event for Austria. We have been told we have to get a dressage score of less then 65. Our test went well and I am pleased to say we scored 59 so well under the target. I was annoyed about the ball I had down as I barely brushed it but hopefully it will make me sharper next time round but we were clear on time putting us in 4th overnight. The weather held off while I was driving but it has rained most of the day making the obstacles very slippery to walk.