List 1 judge Mark Ruddock has sat through innumerable test 38s — as will have your judges at the 2017 Petplan finals. They will be on the alert for all the familiar mistakes: disappoint them! He tells you how….

Novice 38 is the Petplan challenge for qualified silver and bronze competitors. This year, in a departure from the usual formula, it is not the test these riders will have done at the Area Festivals which was the much easier Novice 23. Riders, especially those heading for Hartpury, need to take a hard look at test 38 and practise.

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