Hickstead BS – 2nd to 6th September 2020

So I’d say an educational 4 days at the All England Jumping Championships Hickstead. Fair to say we didn’t take the place by storm – but we certainly had fun! Wednesday 2 September – Arrival Arrived about lunchtime and settled the horses into their stables, next door to each other, with Una in the end...

Onley Grounds – British Novice – 23 August 2020

Our best round to date – putting everything Michael Jones and Emma have been coaching me towards. Ran through fence 6 as I got him too close, making the related distance at fence 7 a stretch – but otherwise a really pleasing performance. As I exited the ring, the course builder commented that it was...

MDRC Dressage – 16 August 2020

Venue: MDRC Club Field Discipline: Dressage Test: Prelim 18 Judge Jane Carruthers Percentage: 71.73% Place: 1st Judge’s comments were: “A lovely horse, pleasing test and confident partnership. Slight loss of suppleness over the back at times, losing a few marks.” Venue: MDRC Club Field Discipline: Dressage Test: Novice 30 Judge Jane Carruthers Percentage: 66.34% Place: 1st...

Onley Grounds SJ – 06 August 2020 – 90 & 95

Second week of my holiday, so took advantage of entering some mid week Show Jumping. Still under COVID-19 rules. This was advertised as a training show / unaffiliated – so, on advice, I did not get dressed in my show gear (when I went to Weston Lawns last week on Wednesday, I was the only...

MDRC Dressage 2 August 2020

Venue: MDRC Club Field Discipline: Dressage Test: Prelim 2 Judge Elaine Shannon Percentage: 71.72% Place: 1st Judge’s comments were: “Pleasant partnership in an accurately ridden test. Ready to tackle Novice tests.“ Venue: MDRC Club Field Discipline: Dressage Test: Prelim 14 Judge Elaine Shannon Percentage: 70.76% Place: 1st Judge’s comments were: “Again, a very pleasant test. Showed some...

training show (sj) onley grounds 13 june 2020

Our second outing since lock-down; with the same rules as last weekend, I had pre-entered the 85 and 90 again. Adam Botham was on hand again to help working in. He remembered us from last weekend – even remembered Nash’s tendency to creep to the right. He commented how much straighter we were and that...

Training Show (SJ) Onley Grounds 6 June 2020

First public outing since lock-down started in March! With lots of rules in place to keep us all safe (all the rules are at the end of this blog – just for posterity). We had pre-entered the 85 and 90 classes. It was cold, windy and just a bit miserable, a real change to the...

South Leicestershire Riding Establishment Dressage 8 March 2020

Our first visit to SLRE, parking was very tight. Warm up was in the indoor arena, with the competition test ridden in a larger outdoor. There were quite a few spectators for both the warm up and the test. Chris came to cheer me on! Venue: SLRE – Leire Discipline: Dressage Test: P7 Judge Jane...

MDRC Dressage – UK Chasers – 7 March 2020

Well, what a trial finding the place! Road closures and diversions did not help. I passed (in opposite directions) a few MDRC members who were also lost and about to give up and go home! I almost did the same – but happened to just find it by accident!! Got there just in time for...

Misterton RC Team SJ – Area 5 Solihull – 1 March 2020

Nash and I were asked to represent the club in the Show jumping at Solihull. Surprised after the cricket score we knocked up at Moreton Morrell – but the club is very friendly and I think I was making up the numbers for the bigger class…. We had a team of 4, and a very...

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