Chatsworth and Aston Le Walls

May 2019

What a week ‼️

Clarke did his best ever performance in the Advanced at Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials scoring 31.4 (7th after Dressage) followed by an amazing Double Clear 🌟 We got held on the course briefly and the ground was wet so I didn’t run fast but we still managed to finish 12th 🏵 🤩

G was in the Novice at Aston Le Walls Equestrian Centre and if we hadn’t been HC he would have won with a 28.3 Double Clear 🌟 Earlier in the week Bubbles was also there for his first Intermediate where he was Double Clear 🌟

Couldn’t be prouder of all 3 of my gorgeous boys performing their best for me 😍

None of it would be possible without my amazing team supporting me, and thank you as always to my incredible sponsors !
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Video of Morelands Celebration at Chatsworth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv_negKGXN8&feature=youtu.be

Withington Report

April 2019

Busy weekend with lots of miles on the lorry 🚛
Clarke was incredible going double clear in the Advanced at Withington Manor Horse Trials to finish 9th out of the U25s 🌟 We have some promising work in the dressage phase with lots of room to progress but he made light work of tough XC.

G did an amazing test thanks to Holly Woodhead Eventing help the night before! Sadly he hit himself in the show jumping so I had to pull up, but he’s absolute fine now thankfully! 

Quick turn around to go down to Chilham Park with Finn for another Double Clear in the BE100. He’s clearly enjoying this Eventing business, even putting some of his own moves into the dressage!

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Click here to see the boys at Withington - https://youtu.be/aDQjnks4p20


Musketeer Events, Burnham Market

April 2019

My first time at Musketeer Events Burnham Market, and it didn’t disappoint.

Some very spooky logos inside the arena meant for a disappointing mark for Clarke’s dressage, such a shame after he warmed up so beautifully. However, he went onto jump a foot perfect Double Clear just adding a few time as we knew we weren’t going to be competitive.

The beautiful G did a very good first attempt at Intermediate with a steady Double Clear, lots to look forward to with this little one’s future.

The boys enjoying their trip to Burnham Market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbaxt2PPQnA

March 2019

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Clearly a Cooley DC & Morelands Celebration 6th 

Over the moon with both boys performances at Belton. With cross county being in eye sight it made for a slightly inconsistent Dressage test for Bubbles so not quite the mark I was hoping for! 

Clarke has made good improvements thanks to some great training. I was slightly disappointed in myself for some of my riding in the cross country where in which I let a spook at the banner next to fence 3 throw me a bit. Nevertheless, he felt incredible and flew round.

Felbridge

February 2019

Exercise at Home

January 2019

Bury Farm

January 2019

Oliva Nova, Mediterranean Equestrian Tour

18-10-18 to 14-11-18

What an amazing 3 weeks I had showjumping in Oliva Nova! This was my first trip driving abroad and we certainly made the most of the 3 day travel time with 4 lorries, 20 horses and 8 people! Whilst out there I was working with Pippa Funnell where I was grooming and warming up her horses. As well as getting the chance to watch other members of the Billy Stud with their young horses where they had some great results. 

I took one of my own horses, Dirk, who was pretty spritely and rather fresh on the first week which cost us a couple of annoying poles. However, as he grew more accustomed to the arena we progressed and he felt great! I really enjoyed being back in the ring and by the end of week three I felt I had regained my confidence. 

That said, it wasn’t all showjumping, we rode on the beach and in the sea which I absolutely loved. It was a tiring trip but fantastic experience and they were such a lovely bunch of people to work with from the Billy Stud. We are happy to be home now and looking forward to the next outing.

The All England Jumping Championships, Hickstead

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Aston

12-08-18

The Royal International Horse Show

29-07-18

As you may have noticed recently I have been trying my hand at a bit of showjumping more than usual, so it was no surprise that when I got the invite to ride in Hickstead's MS Amlin Eventers' Challenge I was over the moon. This is one of my absolute favourite places to ride and so to have the chance to go in the main arena cross-country-style was epic. I was absolutely terrified going in, that arena is HUGE, but Willem was a star. Although he was a little strong going round (I like to think of it as over excited...) he did me proud and we got round in one piece with no embarrassing moments.

All horses jumped fantastically all week in the back arenas, getting plenty of practice in for our next eventing outing.

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Eridge

15-07-2018

Well what a consistent weekend I’ve had!!
ChitChat was very good jumping a really lovely and confident double clear, she struggled a little bit in the heat for the dressage but really pleased with her over all performance after not having run for a while. 
Bubbles seemed to be struggling on the ground in both the warm up and the arena and managed to trip over a good 4 or 5 times in his test so didn’t get to show off some of the great work we were getting in our lesson with Pip on Friday, but he jumped another great double clear! 
Clarke showed massive improvements on the flat scoring a better mark with just one big mistake in his test, so pleased with him and grateful to Pip for her amazing help! He sadly just had 1 fence down but still jumped super and breezed round the XC finishing full of running!
And they ALL finished 9th !!!

Aston

20-07-18

This Friday we headed to Aston for Moorelands Celebration's (Clarke) first ever advanced and I could not be prouder of how he went. He did a super test, hitting a PB of 33.6 and gave me two amazing double clears. We had a few time penalties in the cross country, but on this ground, and for his first time stepping up a level I just wanted to make sure we got round nicely, so we could finish with loads of confidence looking towards our next event together. It's a very special feeling being able to take a home bred up through the levels, made all the better when you're on such a superstar - I can't wait to see what the future has for this guy.


Pyecombe

08-07-2018

Pyecombe jumping with Willem, Clarke and Dirk all feeling super!


Getting back to it

23-06-2018

So on Saturday I got myself back out Eventing. As my first event back since Bramham I found it all very emotional, but thanks to my amazingly supportive team being there for me and the favourite boy Clarke doing a foot perfect double clear, I managed to do it.
I am so very lucky to have so much support and such lovely horses getting me back into the swing of things and reminding why I love this sport so much.

 

World Class Training

20-06-2018

Such a fab day at Aston for World Class training. As you all know it has been really hard for me getting back into riding after the trauma of losing Ed, but I’ve had amazing people around me helping me through it all. I managed my first cross country session since Bramham and Bubbles was absolutely amazing - I managed to really enjoy myself! I’m so very grateful for all the support from my family, friends, staff, the World Class team and all the people that are involved with me and my horses!


It's Hickstead Time!

25-06-2018

Such a fab 2 days jumping at Hickstead getting some showjumping practice in.
Willem jumped two lovely clears in the Fox Hunter, with Clarke fast in heels giving me a third clear. Bubbles just had one unlucky pole down in the Newcomers but felt fantastic! 

 

Borde Hill Horse Trials

 

It was a very quick pit stop at hime before turning everything around and headed to Borde Hill with Bubbles He did a lovely test and double clear but steady on the hard ground which lost us 2nd place in the Open Novice. 


Nations Cup Debut


Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials

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Musketeer Events, Burnham Market

My first time at Musketeer Events Burnham Market, and it didn’t disappoint.

I was gutted for Clarke’s Dr as Myself and Tracie felt he warmed up the best ever but then sadly he was spooked by some logos that were kindly placed inside the Dr boards so ruined a fair few movements for us, but he jumped a foot perfect Double Clear for me just adding a few time as we weren’t going to be competitive.

The beautiful G did a very good first attempt at Int with a steady Double Clear, lots to look forward to with this little ones future.