The team has had a good start to the eventing season, with a win for Cavalier Venture in the Open Intermediate at Great Witchingham and all the horses running well at Burnham Market. Badminton bound Hasty Imp put in a classy double clear and star of the team was Evento with a 7th in his first Novice of the season. His aim for this spring is the CCI1* at Ballendenisk with his stable mate Hope over Experience. Evento is a 7 year old that was purchased through DHI sport horses and he is one that myself and his owner Sarah Arrowsmith are very excited about and certainly one to watch.
Sadly the ground is still very wet and the April weather isn’t doing us any favours, with many events having to abandon. It’s a frutstrating time for riders, owners and especially organisers with so much preparation going to waste. We all have a long season ahead of us and the horses wont be so worse off for it, but I do feel for the organisers that put so much time and ...Read more
It seems we are well and truly into 2016, so I thought it might be time to update my blog! A new year brings with it many expectations for us all and I, like many others sure am glad to start a new sheet. 2015 had many highs and lows for the team, the high of course being picked to represent Team GB at the European Eventing championships held at Blair Castle. The lows of course were not being able to complete there on Easy Target when he found the conditions too difficult. But as with many lows there comes positives..
I have taken time to look at my current horse power for now and the future and the winter has been spent adding some very exciting new additions to the yard, the Europeans and 2015 made me think about the future sport of eventing and what sort of horse is needed. This has been a big influence on how I have been training the horses over the winter and having the oppurtunity to watch the Germans dominate yet again at Championship level also gave me ...Read more