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What a Team!

Friday saw the contest for one of the most hotly contested classes here at the British Dressage National Championships, the Novice Open. It is always a big class with a fairly open field, with so many very good combinations of horses and riders looking to take home the trophy! We had a great day with Charlotte’s […]

National Championships are here

The first update of our time here this week at the British Dressage National Championships. Thursday was the Prix St George, Charlotte competed the lovely chestnut gelding Barolo (Rolo as he known!). It was a very hotly contested class, and we were thrilled that they finished 5th. A very costly ‘blip’ in the walk cost them a […]

When you’ve got to go you’ve got go!

I hope you all had a chance to watch the excitement that happened at the World Equestrian Games over the last two weeks? Plenty of Medals for Team GBR, even topping the medal table! Obviously the highlights for me were being there with my best mate Charlotte, helping her and the rest of Team GBR to […]

World Champion!!!

Well what a week it has been, Team Silver Medal and Two Individual Gold Medals for Charlotte and Valegro! They now have Individual Olympic Gold, Individual European Gold, Individual World Championship Gold, hold all three current World Records, and are ranked World Number 1. We still can’t believe this has all happened, all the hard […]

What a week so far!

We have had an incredible time here in Normandy for the World Equestrian Games 2014. Arriving last Friday afternoon  the team all settled in well, with the weekend spent getting the last few fine adjustments in before the competition began on Monday. The first two days were the Team Competition, we were hoping to get […]

The count down begins

I hope that everyone reading this are well and having some great times with your horses?! I have been backward and forwards to Charlotte’s a few times in the last few weeks, as preparations for the World Equestrian Games get fully under way. We start our trip this coming Friday, and the competition starts on Monday, I […]

The Challenges of staying at the top

What a week we had at Aachen CDIO 5* in Germany. It was like being in a country where you would feel more like lying on a beach, temperatures were hitting 33 degrees in the day, and were still as high as 29 degrees at 10:00pm! The show is always extremely well run, and is […]

Preparations for Aachen

It’s been a busy couple days with Charlotte, we have been backwards and forwards to Hartpury Show, where she competed Rolo in a Prix St George and his first Intermediar I. She was first and second respectively. We visited a couple of yards where Charlotte has ridden and trained her young horses, and we have been […]

A cheeky little mention in Horse & Hound

I have just finished reading Charlotte’s lovely article in this week’s Horse & Hound, and noticed that I get a little mention, which is always a surprise and makes me blush! But it’s great to see my best friend on the front cover again, and to reminisce about the early days! Grab yourself a copy.

A busy weekend of coaching!

This past weekend I got to work with some great new clients whilst running a clinic for a local Riding Club. One rider in particular had a slightly fresh horse to start with, and she said she had been working on improving her feel and independence of her seat. The way the horse was feeling was […]