mdrc, elementary 50, 20 August 2022

Venue: Misterton & District RC Show Ground Discipline: Dressage – RC Test: E.50 Judge Jane Carruthers Percentage: 69.11% Place: 1st Back to weekend dressage at the club field, much easier to manage than during the week after work from my point of view! Luckily we’ve had a bit of rain, so the ground was not...

BD Summer Regionals, Keysoe International, P17A, 2 August 2022

Venue: Keysoe International Discipline: Dressage – BD Summer Regionals Test: P.17A Judge – CJudge – EJudge – M Claire Ballantyne (65.5%)Lotte Olsen (69.65%)Sue Staines (67.06%) Percentage: 67.4% Place: 5th Our first BD Regional Final, chose Keysoe based on date and location really, but it did feel like a big event with the arena dressing and...

Trailblazers Novice Championships, Stoneleigh Park – 27, 28, 29 July 2022

Day 1 – 27 July 2022 Venue: Stoneleigh Park Discipline: Dressage – Trailblazers Championships Test: N.24 Judge Z Feeney Percentage: 66.09% Place: 6th Judge’s comments: “Correct paces – your horse tried really hard for you but now needs to demonstrate more self carriage, taking more weight behind to lighten shoulders”. Day 2 – 28 July...

MDRC, Elementary 44, 12 July 2022

Venue: Misterton & District RC Show Ground Discipline: Dressage – RC Test: E.44 Judge Amanda Rawson Percentage: 65.20% Place: 1st Tuesday night dressage at the club field! Judge’s comments: “Lovely horse with correct paces. Now needs to develop the supple back and frame and work over a more supple top line and the marks will...

BRC Area 5 Qualifier – P.18, Princethorpe College, 03 July 2022

Venue: Princethorpe College Discipline: Dressage – BRC Area 5 Qualifiers (Team & Indiv) Test/Section: P.18 Judge ????? Percentage: 70.38% Place: Ind: 1stTeam: 2nd After a super lesson with Ibby yesterday, Nash and I felt ready today! Glad for the better weather as we got absolutely soaked yesterday… I arrived in plenty of time, had a...

Newbold Verdon, P.19, 25 June 2022

Venue: Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre Discipline: Dressage – BD Test: P.19 Judge Tina Kazmi Percentage: 67.91% Place: 2nd Judge’s Comments: “A consistent test. Could now have more purpose through the transitions so they are more refined. Well Done.”

MDRC, Elementary 50, 16 June 2022

Venue: Misterton & District RC Show Ground Discipline: Dressage – RC Test: E.50 Judge Amanda Rawson Percentage: 66.25% Place: 1st Evening Dressage at the club field. It was a bit of a rush after work – but managed to there there on time! It was a really hot and muggy evening and the flies were...

Testt® Symmetry -Education -Performance

13 June 2022 – Thurcroft Hall – Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests Jo Swain recommended that I see Andy as I was having some issues with sitting evenly in the saddle (as complimentary to my standard physio for my knees/ankle). So Chris and I trucked up to Sheffield with Nash for the clinic on...

BD, Onley Grounds, P.15 & P.19, 11 June 2022

Venue: Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Discipline: Dressage – BD Test/Section: P.15/ Silver Judge Joyce Head Percentage: 76.2% Place: 1st, 1st Venue: Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Discipline: Dressage – BD Test/Section: P.19 / Silver Judge Joyce Head Percentage: 72.08% Place: 1st, 1st Really needed to redeem myself after last week’s disaster at Vale View. I managed...

Girthing Up

When girthing up the horse it is important not to over tighten it. An over-tightened girth may pinch and bruise the muscles – in particular the pectorals. trapezius, serratus ventralis muscles and latissimus dorsi (see red areas in diagram below). An over tightened girth may also cause bruising of the ribs and the intercostal muscles...

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