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2017 Competition Reports

The First 100!!

So here it is… our first BE100 report. I would like to start by saying (for anyone that is a new follower or an old one that might not know), up until July 2016 I was unable to tack...
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3 Minutes
2017 Competition Reports Learn Life away from horses

My Badminton – Unlike any other year.

So I have made the pilgrimage to Badminton Horse Trials most years for the last 10 now and I can safely say that this year is the most exciting one yet. Previous years I have been giddy over the...
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7 Minutes
2017 Competition Reports

NUMBER 2 – The One with the long drive!

So here it is, Number 2! The late entry into the BE90 at Bovington, Dorset (RAC Saddle Club Bovington) on Easter bank holiday weekend was our challenge. Now for anyone that knows me, I’m not overly keen on jumping...
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2017 Competition Reports

NUMBER 1 – The first BE of 2017!

So here it is….. number 1. The first one of 2017!! Back to Friday, I was nervous as hell. Having to sit in a quiet office all day, not overly busy, made my nerves worse. I had so much...
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2 Minutes
2017 Kit Guides

Making Safety the POINT!!

WIMPY Eventing is a terrifying thing, when you’re scared out of your bloody mind and rely heavily on booze and Imodium supplies to keep you in check, something has to have your back. I am delighted to announce that...
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2017 Competition Reports

Hoorah for Hunting!!

So let’s go back to this morning… I got up and drove to the yard unphased at this point, to skip out, hay and not think about the day ahead. Back at home I actually ate breakfast… grilled mushrooms,...
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2016 Competition Reports Kit Guides

The WIMPY guide to Olympia Horse Show!

So, every year a huge percentage of us make the pilgrimage to the sparkly lights and festive flush of Olympia Horse Show.  Every penny we have saved doing all of our Christmas shopping on Black Friday, goes into a...
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2016 Competition Reports

I’ve only gone and won a TROPHY!!!

With the eventing season drawing to a close, I turn my attention to the demon that is dressage! Over 2 months ago, Pat and I had a double win at Novice and Elementary which qualified us for a Championship....
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2016 Competition Reports

A tale of two halves! – Our BE90 DEBUT!!

So, the morning of my much anticipated trip up to Aston Le Walls for our step up to BE 90, crept up far faster than I could have ever imagined.  I’m pretty sure it left me a little flabbergasted...
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2016 Competition Reports

Champagne fuelled Red Ribbons!

So with our late entry accepted into the Pachesham Hunter Trial for the 85cm Pairs, the usual nervous course walk Friday night was a little less toilet trip inducing than other events. I’m not overly sure why – Maybe...
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2016 Competition Reports

Here we are again…

It’s like the morning after the night before – Sat at my huge paper covered desk in my lonely office blogging rather than going through my ton of emails.  Did I have a good weekend? I think so.  Friday,...
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2016 Inspiration Learn Life away from horses Riding Tips

Let me explain a few things now I’m older and more wisdom-ous?!

I am pretty sure that at some point in the lives of every single one of you reading this, you have felt rotten about your capabilities, downtrodden or had your chips totally p*$sed on by someone else. If you...
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2016 Competition Reports

I cannot believe what I am about to write – I’ll take you back to Friday night….

I cannot believe what I am about to write – I’ll take you back to Friday night….   New Husband and I went over to LMEQ to walk the vomit inducing XC course at approximately 6.37pm, we arrived, found...
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2016 Competition Reports

Gin and Tramadol…. A cocktail of success!!!

What a weekend!! Let’s start from Wednesday night where the plans to run through my Novice and Elementary tests for Sunday were planned.  I left the office, grabbed my breeches from the car and strolled over to get changed. ...
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2016 Competition Reports Inspiration

I’ve only gone and done it!!!

Well that’s is… My feet are wet, I’ve jumped in with them both! In actual fact, it’s not my feet that are wet, it’s my palms and my forehead, I’m sat at my desk looking at last years course...
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2016 Inspiration Riding Tips

Give me a hand out of this hole will you?!

So, a bit of a sorry state of affairs after my run of cast iron balls activities. First off, I was massively on the up after my ‘mock hunting’ experience so thought this would make day to day riding,...
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2016 Competition Reports

A little delayed to see whether I survived ….

A little delayed reply as I wanted to see whether I survived this weekend or whether my poor husband was drafting up my premature headstone. A few updates on the cards; NO.1 – I had the almightiest of meltdowns...
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2016 Life away from horses

IT’S BEEN A FUNNY FEW WEEKS ……

First off… forgive me if midway through, the flow of this is interrupted – just browsing the BE options for my first event in what seems like an eternity is loosening my bowels somewhat. So, it’s been a funny...
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