THE EVENTING SCENE

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH … BETTINA HOY

P1670409 Molly Shepherd-Boden.. Germany’s gem, Bettina Hoy has been the linchpin to her National team for over three decades, having boasted success at domestic level whilst representing her country at Olympic, European and World Championships. With the strength of the German squad, it is no mean feat in itself to maintain a position in the team for a string of seasons and with a number of horses coming through the rankings, she has no plans to hang up her reins. Bettina predominantly owes recent success to her top horse, Designer 10, with ... Read More

CHARLOTTE ROWE – ONLY 5 MORE SLEEPS!

charlotte-rowe-[1] master Only 5 more sleeps..... eeekk the excitement is building . The beginning of the event season is looming ever closer and with the team of owners and horses I have I just can't wait. Having finished the season on a incredible high at Osberton International with Harry coming 11th in the 5 year old champs, Hugo completing his 1st CCI1* in real fashion, and with Lily and Darcy finishing well in there age classes, the pressures as a rider to contuine this form is hard, but it's something I thrive on, always wanting to ... Read More

ELITE HORSE OWNER’S RIDER PROFILE – TIM CHEFFINGS

Elite-Horse-Owners_logo_square-2   Devon-based 4* eventer Tim Cheffings is Elite Horse Owners’ rider for the first fixed fee, fixed term syndicate with four top class horses under management across the competition levels.  The Ambition syndicate is an affordable and enjoyable way of owning horses that are aimed at a wide range of competitions in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.   Syndicate owners can expect great hospitality at super events in addition to benefits from EHO’s product partners.  The list is growing weekly and already includes Voltaire Designs, Equi-Trek, Shearwater Insurance, Cheffings Equine and Audi. Tim had a great 2016 season with his home produced 8yr old ... Read More

THE BRITISH EVENTING VOLUNTEER…..Starting the Season in the classroom

BE Training Oxton 18 Feb 2017 Ever considered becoming a BE Volunteer? Well please join the fabulous Hannah on her season volunteering to find out whats involved and how much fun it really is .... It doesn’t seem five minutes since the Autumnal weather kicked in and we packed all the eventing gear away after the end of the season. Yet time waits for no man, nor horse, nor volunteer so here we all are again. A gorgeously unseasonably warm February morning, and the gang are getting back together again. Spring is in the air and we are all talking about dusting off the gear, new ... Read More

Bartle of Britain

11986605_10153186183504366_5418213865596599438_n Molly Shepherd - Boden The end of the 2016 Eventing season signalled the end of a Team GB Eventing era. Indeed, it would be the last for longstanding Team GB Performance Manger, Yogi Breisner, who took the reins back in 1999, just eight months prior to the Sydney Olympics. He announced his retirement in advance of the 2016 Rio Olympics, after a successful seventeen year reign. Breisner showcased his talent with a well-deserved Team Silver in the Sydney Olympics of 2000. In his first Championships, Team GB made their first appearance on the Olympic ... Read More

There was a cunning plan …. ROO FOX

16776924_10101456550744362_1488873082_o There was a cunning plan – turf out the rabble at the end of October (done), purchase three race ponies for winter training (done), go on honeymoon to see if seven days alone with the Man was possible (done), send out invites since a spat a day seems a reasonable barometer of a marriage (done) and sit quietly surrounded by wedding finery and too many canapés till the end of December. Then Panic and get married in the first week in January.  Sit quietly in December?  In the Fox household with The Mother ... Read More

TOP SAFETY TIPS FROM GEMMA TATTERSALL

Gemma Tattersal DINKY INKY - 3rd CIC2* section J     With the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund National Equestrian Safety Day on 25th March, we asked Gemma Tattersall, supporter of the charity for her top safety tips ahead of the eventing season.. 1. When turning out wear a hat, gloves and lead your horse with a lunge line.  2. Wear safety stirrups.  3. Wear bright reflective clothing when hacking at all times of the year.  4. Always tie your horse to something that will snap easily.  5. Don't ever put yourself in the situation where you are in a rush dealing with horses. Take time ... Read More

Ride along spectacular trails across France with Equus Journeys.

Randonnee_cheval_France_Poitou06 Equus Journeys send riders of all levels on horse riding holidays all over the world, but have recently been focusing on somewhere a little closer to home. Working alongside their French sister company, Cheval d’Aventure, which has been offering high-quality horse riding holidays for over 40 years, they have been able to carefully select 30 rides just across the channel in the beautiful French countryside. They have searched the most interesting trails and itineraries available, focusing on providing a range of holidays, catering for all riding levels, budgets and tastes. With Equus Journeys, you ... Read More

Winter Round Up – Round like the balls I’m growing!

diary of a wimpy venter So after our EPIC fail in the SJing at Aston in November, leaving us WAY out of contention with 4 poles to add to a 33 dressage, we sailed around our first BE90 XC - clear, fast and alive - no real bother.   Feeling a little deflated the following day, Pat and I trundled down to the RC Elementary dressage championships and pulled a tired test out of the bag for a BLOODY WIN!!!!! We won, and a trophy no less!  It felt marvellous to be picked back ... Read More

Great Britain Student Riders World Finals Holland 2016

IMG_2910 On the 29th December the Great Britain Team made up of National Representative Sophie Hall, Chef Lauren Innes, and riders Alicia Wilkinson, Harriet Deeming and Cameron Beer all met up in London and travelled together on the Eurostar. We arrived in Amsterdam a day before the competition to see a few sights. We met up with the Irish squad and walked around the red light district which was unreal – a true once in a lifetime experience which was very eye opening! The following day we went to this amazing museum called “Ripley's: ... Read More