TRAIN TO WIN

Some of the world’s top trainers and riders talk about the techniques, regimes an exercises that work for them.

Get In & Get On with YourHorsemanship.com!

www.YourHorsemanship.com is a new online training platform designed and developed by Jason Webb to help you to build a better relationship with your horse and to allow you both to realise your potential. Jason is one of the UK’s leading foundation horse trainers and is renowned world-wide for his practical, progressive and enormously successful approach to training horses. In huge demand as a teacher, horse trainer and equine problem solver, in developing YourHorsemanship.com, Jason has distilled his decades of experience and knowledge into an easy to use, progressive and interactive programme that will allow you to get from A to ... Read More

Cross Country Training with Australian CCI**** rider Bill Levett

Report by organiser Harriet Turton Aug 2015 I organise several clinics with Australian event rider Bill Levett throughout the year. Based in Cambridgeshire, I currently have two horses evening; The Last Pilgrim who has competed at intermediate but he is a nappy little rat bag at times and Billy Bug, a 5 year old gelding who is currently at BE90. I usually have one or two horses to produce and sell as well. My aim this year was to put more time and effort into my training rather ... Read More

Course walking tips..

Course walking tips.. *Be in good time to walk the course so you’re not rushed round. *Make sure you know what table the class is being run under (A4 speed, A7 jump off, single phase or two phase, A8 3 rounds, A10 jump off, table C speed, etc, etc!) *If A7, A10 or A8 make sure you know the jump off (s) and take a look whilst walking the first round (you won’t get another chance) *If single or two phase know where the start and finish of the jump off are in order ... Read More

EWW introduces Jon Pitts the mastermind behind Ridesmart

In his first article for EWW, Human Performance Coach, Jon Pitts discusses his approach to training and how he aims to challenge traditions and bring a fresh approach to horse and rider safety, whilst increasing your confidence and enjoyment of riding.   ‘Many years ago I was asked to look at helping firstly jockeys and then a wider scope of riders look at how they could become better. This involved a journey, (to date): a lot of early mornings, many miles, 2 Olympic Games representing two different nations and working with some of ... Read More

How to gain extra dressage marks…7 no brainers for every rider

With the end of the season and those all-important last regional finals fast approaching improving your dressage scores is one aim many have for their closing events. With scores in the low teens now being clocked up, Dressage really does make a difference. In their second article for EWW event rider Anna Cheyney and Dressage rider and trainer Matt Cox give you a top 7 guide to squeezing those extra marks. Some of these reminders should go without saying but anyone who has taken time out to volunteer as a dressage writer will know that they are commonplace and crop up ... Read More

ANNA CHEYNEY AND MATT COX – ‘IN CONVERSATION’

In their first article for EWW Event rider Anna Cheyney and Dressage trainer and rider Matt Cox are ‘in conversation’ discussing …The importance of having a pure dressage trainer's input  Anna: I've owned my advanced horse Well Known G for six years, producing him from a novice horse to an exciting three star horse. As with most successful event horses Snoopy has a very careful jumping technique and the heart of a lion which have allowed him to move up the ranks of eventing fairly smoothly - but he hasn't been blessed with natural paces for dressage. Matt: Snoopy doesn't have the loosest of ... Read More

MIA PALLES-CLARK SHOWJUMPING GURU

Mia Palles-Clark has recently joined part of the EWW Team as our resident Show jumping guru. Mia’s background is like a ‘who’s who’ of show jumping… Granddaughter of Marie and Raymond Fenwick, owners of international show jumpers including Owen Gregory, Hickstead derby winner 1980 with Michael Whitaker. Mia grew up on the show jumping circuit as a small child admiring her aunt Ann Wilson (nee Fenwick) who was the British leading lady Show jumper 1978/79.Mia's 'first pony' was Penwood Forge Mill, ridden by paddy McMahon. The story goes that paddy ... Read More

Re – Training: FROM RACEHORSE TO EVENTER

With the recent ROR Champs at Barbury, the hot topic of discussion was why Ex-Racehorses can make such good event horses. Sir Mark Todd with NZB OCEAN (PERCY at home) won of the ROR Int-Nov at Barbury still believes that a good TB can still be competitive at the top level. ‘I have always loved riding thoroughbreds and had a lot of success in the past with the likes of Bahlua, Face the Music, Regal Scot, and Bertie Blunt.’ With the modern short format and the emphasis taken off the endurance factor, we have seen ... Read More

WE WELCOME ANNA CHENEY AND MATT COX

The EWW team is thrilled to introduce Anna Cheney and Matt Cox to the training team. Based in the same yard, Matt has been supporting Anna (who events at Advanced level) with her dressage training. Both Matt and Anna will be sharing their training techniques and supporting our readers with their stressage questions! Anna Cheney, is a 30 year old eventer from Rural Northamptonshire.  She learnt to ride from the age of six and came up through her local pony club branch, the Woodland Pytchely.  She was rather a late starter to the sport of eventing having been competing full time since ... Read More