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WILL RAWLIN …and we’re done

My first CCI*** 2018 season is officially finished for us - with only Pau left for those that are going. September was a very busy month for us - competing every weekend. Our big focus was Blenheim CCI*** with V.I.P Vinnie and Osberton Young Horse Championships with Ballycoog Breaker Boy in the 6 year Old and The Partner doing the CCI**. Blenheim was our first CCI*** and we were very much looking forward to it and V.I.P Vinnie didn’t disappoint. He started the week off not so well with behaving diabolically in the first trot up ... Read More

HANNAH TOWNLEY – Another season done and dusted!

I can’t quite believe that the 2018 season has finished! Rhingo and I have had so much fun and come so far this season, I’m sad that’s its over! Our Regional Final at Homme House went OK, we did a really nice test but didn’t quite impress the judges as much as I thought we did, with a score of 30.8 but sometimes that happens, so we were still happy with that score. Show Jumping went really well...until we rolled the last pole! How annoying is that when it happens?! Cross Country was amazing ... Read More

TIM CHEFFINGS U18 COACH FOR THE SOUTH WEST REGION..

British Eventing has welcomed BE Accredited Coach Tim Cheffings into the role of Under 18 Coach for the South West region, joining current under 18 coaches Sorrel Warwick and Emily Lee. Based in Devon, Tim achieve his BHSI status in May and also holds his UKCC Level 2, he regularly hosts BE training courses across the South West for all levels of riders. Alongside a busy coaching schedule Tim produces and competes horses from BE90 up to CCI4* and was the winner of the prestigious BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship in 2015. Under 18 ... Read More

Following the fantastic Team GB result at World Equestrian Games (WEG) we caught up with Team Gold medallist and Dodson & Horrell Brand Ambassador Piggy French to find out all about it.

Following the fantastic Team GB result at World Equestrian Games (WEG) we caught up with Team Gold medallist and Dodson & Horrell Brand Ambassador Piggy French to find out all about it.... What were your key preparations in the run up to WEG? “I can’t say my preparation was different to any other major three-day event. Planning was a bit tricky with selection news announced so late with the uncertainty about the length of the cross country but everything fell into place once we had the news. You want to arrive at WEG in the best form possible, so you have to ... Read More

THE BE VOLUNTEER -The final fling….

And so to the last volunteering adventure of the season, the finale – Osberton Horse Trials. One of my favourites. Now regular readers will be shouting hey they’re all your favourites! Well yes, they are but Osberton holds a special place as it’s the young horse championships and thanks to my photography for Eventing Worldwide I have been at Osberton for four days now and seen it all. One of the perks of being a fence judge is that you get up close to the action, and at Osberton that means getting up close ... Read More

GB STUDENT RIDERS – SRNC Sweden (6-8th July 2018) Rosie Alcorn, Laura Birley and Sophia Ramsoy

The third SRNC of the season was held in beautiful Lund, Sweden. It was a brilliant weekend with perfect weather to top it off. The team of Rosie Alcorn, Laura Birley and myself (Sophia Ramsoy) represented team GB. Laura and Rosie arrived early in Lund and set up the British camp in a classroom in a school about 15 minutes from the venue, Lunds Civila Ryttarförening. My flight from Edinburgh was delayed which meant I didn’t arrive until 2am when the party was very much in full swing and I had to find Rosie and Laura - who I’d never met ... Read More

ROO FOX – Each case on its own merits…

I was going to start this blog with a rant, but decided to look at the issue in a measured, reflective and sensitive way (me?) rather than shouting loudly. So I am not going to bore you with a ‘we went here and did this, aren’t all the ponies wonderful, I must be a brilliant rider’ instead I am bent on explaining my anger at the narrow-minded insensitivity of the BE rule book. I went round the CIC3* at Barbury in 30 degree heat and ended up 6 seconds over the optimum time for ... Read More

THE BE VOLUNTEER – Early alarms, garden walls and #WEGWatch

A test of my love of volunteering – that’s what a 4am alarm call is!  But I love it, so the duvet covers were swiftly thrown back and in the shower I hopped. Funny, I don’t get out of bed with this much spring in my step on a drizzly Monday morning?!  Hartpury is favourite of mine. I know I say that about them all, but it really is. Hartpury could in theory run two days of cross country, but they manage to squeeze it all into one day. And that’s why I love it –  Read More

BLAIR CASTLE -Event Organiser Carola Brighenti talks about course preparation, entries and what it takes to put on an event of this scale.

With just under a week to go until the Land Rover Blair International Horse Trials, Eventing Worldwide caught up with Event Organiser Carola Brighenti to talk about course preparation, entries and what it takes to put on an event of this scale. Blair Castle is the proud host of one of Scotland’s premier Eventing competitions. Each year, the Blair Atholl Estate in the heart of Perthshire becomes a hub for the sport, attracting hundreds of riders who compete for top honours in international competition with spectators flocking to watch them compete for top honours. This ... Read More

WILL RAWLIN – Summer Recess

Regrouping and Nunney International. June and July have been very quiet as far as competitions are concerned. June was very much a quiet month spent replanning and mid season tidy up in the yard and also the fields which looked great to start but now look brown and when the horses go out they all seem to enjoy having a dust bath in the gate ways!!! We went to Nunney with V.I.P Vino who did well in dressage and sj - the sj was particularly pleasing as it is the most consistent he has been yet and we were lying 5th going ... Read More