THE wonderful venue of Castle Irvine, Necarne returned to the eventing calendar last Saturday when all three phases had their effect on the results.

Four of the five dressage arenas were laid out on a new surface in the Walled Garden (with its adjacent sand warm-up arena), where John Lyttle, David Lee, Vanda Stewart and Lucinda Webb-Graham were the judges, while, in the Rose Garden, Penny Sangster assessed most of the EI90 competitors who warmed up indoors.