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2018 Competition Reports

First BE of 2018 – Shelford BE90 – a day of exhuberance!

Here it is, my first BE of 2018… So, my routine outing before the big day was complete with my dressage trip on Friday night, I gave him a little pop over some jumps in the field yesterday to...
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4 Minutes
2018 Learn Riding Tips Stable Management

Those who can, teach…

So, 2 months ago I got a text from my dear Team Wimpy member and friend Liz Pears, asking if I fancied helping her out with a bit of “motivational instructing” at a Nervous and Novice camp in May…...
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3 Minutes
2018 Life away from horses

5 Things I LOVE about YOU…

Whilst swimming in a sea of social media warriors spewing out uninvited negativity, I thought I’d take the time to tell you FIVE, bloody brilliant reasons that I LOVE being one of those ‘horse people’.  Go ahead, find your...
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6 Minutes
2018

Team Wimpy Update 5: Doing it for the Wobbleberries by Becki Holmes

Since being picked to be part of the amazing team Wimpy in March a lot has changed for me both good and bad! So I’m participating in the Wobbleberry challenge this year, so my aim is to complete a...
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10 Minutes
2018 Competition Reports

Badminton Horse Trials 2018

After much deliberation as to whether the ground was going to hold up to 80 sets of skillfully shod hooves tearing it apart on Saturday, the drier days in the lead up to the event were a saving grace...
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5 Minutes
2018

Team Wimpy Update 3: By Sharon Murphy – My first EVER One Day Event!!

Hi everyone!! Well…This time last year I entered my first ever round of show jumping in a 60cm nervous and novice class. I trotted the whole way round, as cantering around corners used to terrify me… you never know,...
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4 Minutes
2018

Team Wimpy Update 2: By Jess Griffiths – I owe it to friends…

For a long time I didn’t pursue a career in horses, as I didn’t believe I was good enough. I went down the safe, sensible route of being a schoolteacher, which was still something I was really passionate about....
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4 Minutes
2018 Learn Life away from horses Stable Management

On a High (fibre) at Highclere!

Some time ago I received a message, from a lovely lady asking for my address so that she could invite me to something very special. I obliged of course! (Who wouldn’t!?) Now, the invite came and it was a...
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2 Minutes
2018 Learn Life away from horses

Who am I?

I’m not sure… Days go by where I’m not overly sure where I’m going in life, what I do for a living or what I’m making for tea! I feel a bit in limbo again. So this time last...
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2 Minutes
2018 Learn Riding Tips Stable Management

Giving Fear the Finger!

A battle with the ‘F’ word. You know sometimes when you sit and think for too long, you talk yourself in and out of decisions, you feel confused and need guidance on which way to turn? The decision to...
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5 Minutes
Kit Guides Learn Stable Management

Feeding for purpose

I thought I would take a minute to impart a little wisdom, please take from it what you will for I am no David Marlin, but what I do have is experience, years of it, spanning over 300 horses...
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3 Minutes
2018 Learn Riding Tips

Reaching your potential

So you have a goal in mind, it might seem quite out of reach right now.  And that’s okay. Mine are so far out of reach just at the minute that I can barely see them let alone touch...
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2 Minutes
Learn Life away from horses Riding Tips

Learning who you are…

Some days I just cannot seem to work out how to push through. Some days I want to throw the towel in. Some days I wish I didn’t feel like this. I want to feel confident and self assured,...
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1 Minute
Learn Life away from horses

VLOGGING CHALLENGE: Accepted!

Being part of the blogging scene at Haynet (an equestrian bloggers paradise), some of us equestrian bloggers in the world signed up for a VLOGGING challenge this month. We were assigned a partner and tasked with interviewing each other...
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3 Minutes
2018 Inspiration Learn Riding Tips

Paving out a plan…

Good day one and all. It is 2018 and I am one week into a very slow, sober, DRY January! It’s not as easy as I thought and my real motivation for doing it was to lose some weight. ...
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2017 Competition Reports Inspiration Learn

Teary eyes all round… 2017 round up – a video to last a lifetime.

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7 Minutes
2017 Competition Reports

The one where it all came together – The Last One.

So here goes… (tissues advisory, wine compulsory) I’m struggling to know where to start so as usual, I’ll take you back to Friday night…. This week had been a right off, I lacked enthusiasm at the start and finally...
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5 Minutes
2017 Inspiration Learn

Is cross-stitch under rated?

So I want to talk about Retraining… I’ll add right now, I am NO expert. But I do have experience and I’m not afraid to use it!! So, You have a horse that has potentially learnt to go a...
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1 Minute
2017

Introducing…. Bender!

On the 27th August 2017 we welcomed a new furry into our lives.  We went to visit the lovely Kate at Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming  and a week later came home with Sir Bentley. Bender or Bendy Wendy as he...
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12 Minutes
2017 Competition Reports

Frickley Park (2) BE90 – another soggy day in Yorkshire!

So here it is… Frickley Park (2) BE90 – another soggy day in Yorkshire ?? So all week I had felt very at ease about this one, I think after the pressure of my Regional Final at Shelford I had...
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