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Two Weeks Before the Futurity Evaluation

Two Weeks Before the Futurity Evaluation

We have made sure that both Freddie and Barney are able to walk and trot in-hand, on a hard surface, a 20m circle in an arena and to stand for the veterinary...
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The Futurity Information Event

The Futurity Information Event

In preparation for this year’s Futurity evaluation, I attended the Futurity Information Event, organised by British Breeding. It was a great opportunity to h...
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Getting back into the swing of things!

Getting back into the swing of things!

Bertie returned to Jesse Campbell’s Wiltshire based event yard in January ready for the 2018 event season. The weather had an impact on everyone’s fitness re...
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Onwards and Upwards

Onwards and Upwards

Having had a holiday back home, during which Bertie was turned away at grass, he has returned to his work with great enthusiasm. He is stronger, has matured,...
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Roxie Starts Her Eventing Career

Roxie Starts Her Eventing Career

For me, Futurity is the first part of the journey and, having completed three years of futurity, Roxie is now stepping off into the second part of the journe...
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Bertie Home for a Holiday

Bertie Home for a Holiday

Bertie has come home for a holiday and to be well and truly roughed off. The start to his career as an eventer has gone way beyond what I had initially expec...
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Dealing with Disappointment and Bouncing Back!

Dealing with Disappointment and Bouncing Back!

As most equestrians know, disappointment comes with the territory. We need to be prepared when dealing with a creature that has a mind of its own and dealing...
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Bertie's First Event

Bertie's First Event

Without a doubt the investment made in preparing young horses pays off in later years. The Futurity evaluations in particular, exposes youngsters to new expe...
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a week to go

a week to go

With the BEF/Baileys Futurity Evaluations underway, Barbara tells us what she’s been doing with her youngsters ahead of their big day at Solihull, next Wedne...
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Bertie and his training progressing……………

Bertie and his training progressing……………

Bertie has been with Jesse Campbell now for three months and has gained trust in his rider and confidence in himself. This is really important now he is star...
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Final Preparations for the Futurities

Final Preparations for the Futurities

Yearling Preparation Preparations are well underway for the Futurity Evaluations. Freddie and Barney have been completing short bursts of training in hand f...
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Preparing Roxie for the three year old Futurity class

Preparing Roxie for the three year old Futurity class

Work has started in preparing Roxie for the three-year-old futurity evaluation this August. Roxie will be evaluated loose and in-hand. She will then be requi...
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Bertie In Training

Bertie In Training

At the beginning of April Bertie moved to Jesse Campbell’s competition yard, Woodlands Farm. It has extensive equine facilities including an all-weather gall...
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