Posts filed under Events

Getting your horse competition fit

With the start of the eventing season looming, the fitness regime needs to be underway.

When getting your horse fit, many things need to be taken into consideration, such as how much of a lay-off they have had, age, breed, personality, and where you live and the facilities you have. Many don’t have horse walkers, gallops or schools, so you have to adjust according to what you can do, and each horse is different and needs to be treated as such.

But as a general rule, these pointers can get you heading in the right direction...

Posted on January 30, 2017 and filed under Advice, Events.

Traditional Rules for Hunting!

Are you & your horse going to try your luck at a first days hunting? Well here are some of the hunting fraternity's traditional golden rules!

What to wear.
During Autumn hunting tweed jackets are traditionally worn, but during the main hunting season adults attire is mostly black or navy!
This is with exception for proper farming hill packs, who usually know what the weather can throw at them and go for the trusted waterproofs! 

Posted on December 8, 2016 and filed under Advice, Events.

Monmouth BE horse trials

Hoping to continue Commanche Storm, aka Stormie's, amazing record this year of being in the placings and top 10 at every outing, bar just the one occasion, and I'm super pleased to say that he managed it again!

So Stormie and I kicked off with the quite respectful leaving time for once, of 6.30am, It was extremely foggy and autumn feeling, but luckily dry - and we are thankful for small mercies!!
Monmouth's courses were lovely as always, the ground was softer than it has been of late but still excellent going.
He did what I felt was a good test, we are quite spoilt nowadays, to always be in the top 5 after dressage, if not the top 3, so I was a little disappointed to discover...

Posted on September 28, 2015 and filed under Events.