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A Double Strike

A Double Strike

It has been a while since my last blog but, let’s face it, this winter has had no mercy with us eventing folk. So, I thought it is probably better not to say...
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The Pitter-Patter of Tiny Hooves…

The Pitter-Patter of Tiny Hooves…

As hinted in my last blog I have some very exciting news, indeed:   Our Bubbles is going to be a mother!   It would appear her little holiday in Glouces...
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How time flies

How time flies

As you may recall, my first event with Bubbles this year was the BE100 at Horseheath (1). How peculiar that I found myself at Horseheath (2), too, this time ...
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In At The Deep End

In At The Deep End

In my last blog I was looking forward to the start of my 2017 eventing season with an entry in the BE100+ at Goring. My season didn’t start, well it didn’t s...
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To A Great Eventing Season 2017

To A Great Eventing Season 2017

The arrival of the horse-eating Daffodil is signalling two things: spooky spring is here and with it the start of the much-anticipated Eventing season!    Li...
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Did I mention how brilliant Jump Training is?

Did I mention how brilliant Jump Training is?

We had a busy few weekends following our qualification for the JT100 finals, with two starts in the Baileys sponsored BE winter series JAS (Jumping and Style...
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New Year, New Eventing Season

New Year, New Eventing Season

2017 has been an absolute whirlwind so far! We started the BE indoor season with a trip to Merrist Wood for their JAS (Jumping and Style) Event, where we c...
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JAS And JT Time!

JAS And JT Time!

It has been a while since my last report following Bubbles’ placing and our first point at Firle Place in August. Bubbles had some well-deserved down time en...
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No Longer Pointless

No Longer Pointless

It’s done. Bubbles and I have gained our first BE point on a double clear with some time faults, finishing 9th in the open section of the BE Novice at Firle ...
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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Just after finishing my last blog I went to a 3-day residential training camp with the wonderful Nick Gauntlett. We focused on improving Bubbles’ medium trot...
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Change In Fortune

Change In Fortune

This year has been a tricky one for eventing so far. Lots of rain has led to the cancellation of many classes, if not whole events, with other events subsequ...
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The Next Step

The Next Step

Now that our Grassroots conquest is over we thought some of you may find it interesting to follow the next bit of our Eventing journey: the step up to Novice...
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Back Before You Know It

Back Before You Know It

Like all good dress rehearsals my trip to Chilham BE100 with Aliano the day before our departure to Badminton went spectacularly wrong. We posted a satisfact...
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