Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Preparation for the Season - Cross Country Schooling

We're all very excited - in just under two weeks it will be the start of our 2014 season at Burgham Horse Trials, in Northumberland.

In preparation, we've all been working hard on our fitness and techniques to get the best from the first few events.

This last Sunday (16th March), Thomas, Andrew & I headed out along the A68 to Little Whittington cross country to get some practice over some cross country fences - the last time we jumped one was October!!

After playing around in the water, jumping in and out, linking up lots of fence around, and going over lots of ditch fences, Andrew got a great photo & video over our favourite fence.




We'll have lots of competition reports and news coming up in a few weeks, so make sure you keep checking back in with us to stay up to date!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Getting Prepared for the Upcoming Season

Very exciting news this week - last weekend, I entered our first event of 2014; Burgham Horse Trials. The event is in Northumberland, and takes place 29th/30th March.

With just 4 weekends between then and now, it's all go!

We've been working hard since the start of the new year to improve our flatwork & you can see from the short clip below, we're pleased with the hard work:


So what else is happening between then and now?

Well this weekend, we hope to travel to North Yorkshire to go cross country training - get used to seeing some fences again and prepared for our season starting.

After that we've got a flatwork lesson booked in, two show jumping lessons, and lots of hacking to build up Thomas' fitness.

We'll keep you posted as we get closer to the event!