Vale View EC, Novice 27, 3 April 2022

Venue: Vale View Equestrian Centre Discipline: Dressage – Unaffiliated Test: Novice 27 Judge Alison Pepper Percentage: 71.43% Place: 2nd I said it last time, but I’m def not travelling anywhere with anyone else ever again! And this time I mean it (lol). Nash was a complete twit calling for Casper who was stood quietly on...

Aston-le-Walls – RC Area 5 Regional Qualifier, Novice 34, 20 March 2022

Venue: Aston-le-Walls Test: Novice 34 Discipline: Dressage – RC Area 5 Regional Qualifier Judge: Emma Briggs Date: Sunday, 20 March 2022 Percentage: 65.95% Placing: 3rd Absolutely beautiful spring day, lovely sunshine and, as always, Washbrook Farm was a fabulous setting. Nash felt great – very relaxed but listening to me. Despite a busy and intimidating...

Park Farm Equestrian – MDRC, Elementary 44, 12 March 2022

Venue: Park Farm Equestrian – MDRC Discipline: Dressage Test: Elementary 44 Judge Amanda Rawson Percentage: 62.8% Place: 1st Our first attempt at Elementary! Nash felt a bit behind the leg working in today, so we had a few forward canters to get him moving and thinking forward. He dried up on me a bit in...

Swallowfield EC, Novice 28, 12 February 2022

Venue: Swallowfield Equestrian Centre Discipline: Dressage – Trailblazers First Round Qualifier Test: Novice 28 Judge Angela Kemili Percentage: 73.75% Place: 1st Nash was really super today – I was putting into practice the learnings from my lesson with Laurence Hunt last weekend. Really engaging the hind leg by using lateral work, leg yield and shoulder...

Newbold Verdon EC, Novice 27, 15 January 2022

Venue: Newbold Verdon Equestrian Centre Discipline: Dressage Test: Novice 27 Judge Tina Kazmi Percentage: 71.42% Place: 1st Absolutely freezing today, and really foggy! Nash was quite relaxed but felt ‘hot’ to the aids and was really working well. However, there were a lot of professional riders with very smart horses in the class – so...

Onley Grounds EC, SJUK & Dressage UK, 30 October 2021

Venue: Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Discipline: Show Jumping UK Test: 80 Place: DC 5th Venue: Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Discipline: Dressage UK Test: Novice 34 Judge Tina Kazmi Percentage: 70% Place: 1st SJ UK – Large indoor arena We did a really nice smooth clear round – not fast, hence the placing. Very pleased with...

Carl Hester – Training Tips

While most of us may never have the chance to compete in the Olympics, or even ride a grand prix horse, we can all learn something of value from Hester. Throughout the clinic he provided tips and prescribed exercises that every rider, at every level, can work on at home. Here are three of our...

Richard Baldwin Dressage Clinic – Newbold Verdon – 15 December 2020

Canter leg yield from 3/4 line to track. Once on the aids, then leg yield from the track to the centre line followed by a 10m circle with slight counter flexion.  Trot a square,  establish the straightness both through turns and on straight lines. Then ride an early turn on long side – ensure straightness a...

Onley Grounds BS – British Novice – 13 December 2020

Nash was great today – following our session at Clayfields with Steven Smith yesterday. He worked in well and was very relaxed. We had the first fence, which was a shame, and then I made a mistake into the double and got a completely off stride going in, which put us wrong for the second...

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