Tag: competition

  • 2018 – The Halfway Update

    2018 – The Halfway Update

    Given that 2018 is more than halfway over I thought it was high time for an update. Its safe to say that 2018 has not gone quite to plan. We certainly haven’t achieved all the goals that I set for us at the start of the year, but have learned a lot and we have made […]

  • Why you need to try Equimind Online Competitions

    Why you need to try Equimind Online Competitions

    The rise of the internet has seen the emergence of a new way of competing with your horse – online competitions. Equimind is a UK based company which now offers dressage, jumping, show horse, vaulting, riding for the disabled and even blind horse competitions, meaning that there is something for everyone. But why should you […]

  • My 2018 Riding Goals

    My 2018 Riding Goals

    There is something promising about the new year. It’s an opportunity to start afresh, set your sights on new things and new journeys. I love pouring over the competition calendar at the start of each year and planning for the coming year. A really important part of planning is setting goals. I’ve always set goals […]

  • Mathilde and Baldur

    Mathilde and Baldur

    I met Mathilde via the Equestrian Bloggers networking group on Facebook and was instantly captivated by her striking Icelandic paint gelding, Baldur with his blue eyes. My fascination only grew when I learned that in addition to competing in show jumping they also attend gaited competitions and train tackless! I knew that Mathilde was someone […]

  • Concussion in Equestrian Sports

    Concussion in Equestrian Sports

    I am a huge believer in wearing a helmet each and every time I get in the saddle. I believe that this is due in part to sustaining two serious concussion during my days of show jumping, and a  less serious one whilst out trail riding. Helmets are designed to decrease “the acceleration of the […]

  • What is in a dressage score?

    What is in a dressage score?

    As dressage riders we have all had that experience of going into the ring and feeling like we rode an awesome test, only to receive our test sheets and be disappointed with the score. Sometimes it may be that what we were feeling and what the judges saw were two different things, but there are […]

  • Lessons learnt in my medium debut

    Lessons learnt in my medium debut

    Two weekends ago Nonie and I danced down the centreline of our first ever medium dressage tests. In the week leading up to this competition my body was filled with a maelstrom of emotions. Excitement, nerves and pride. While we didn’t make take the dressage world by storm, it was a huge accomplishment personally and […]

  • Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

    Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

    I recently wrote about the connections I have made with riders from across the world via Instagram, one such rider is Emily Grimstead. The first thing you will undoubtedly notice when you scroll through Emily’s feed is her spunky, spotty pony – Goosebumps or Goose for short. Emily and Goose recently returned from a very successful […]