Summer Update

Lots has been going on since I last blogged, it is certainly a busy time of year and I have passed my final BHS exam and now am a fully fledged BHSI – never thought I would get there so really chuffed

Presently in the middle of 3 weeks of instructing at Tedworth Pony Club Summer Camps. First Main Camp then the Mini’s and finally and Advanced Camp at White Horse Liveries for pony clubbers heading towards their C+ and B Test. Just love this pic of Pepper trying to help with stable management and get in on the action! Just one more camp to go this time for Adults over the weekend – first adult camp I have organised and I think it is going to be fun – flat, jumping, lunge lessons and a hack up on the Pewsey Downs , good food and fun combined training competition to end with – what more could you want!



So proud and privileged to have a VIP as a guest of honour at White Horse Liveries summer BBQ ‘TheWillberry Wonder Pony’ we raised £213 for this special cause #kickingcancersbutt. Thank you Wadswick Country Store for donating some fab prizes. Great evening which we will probably make an annual event.

On the eventing front

Houghton CCI 2* with My Man Mickie was fab and I couldn’t have asked anymore of him. Mickie managed a PB in the dressage and scored a very respectable 52 - a huge improvement. He just now needs to be more supple through the half pass and walk pirouettes – always something to work on. This horse just eats up the ground x country with another great clear round and then show jumped clear.

                         Mickie Houghtonhoughton hall mick

On to Barbury 2* a little tense in the dressage as very windy, and not our best round show jumping but as always he pulled a wonderful clear x country out of the bag.

Finally to Aston Le Walls which was to be our first advanced run but sometimes things are just not meant to be. Dressage on the Friday morning early and then we should have gone back on Saturday for the jumping. But its not much fun at 7am on Saturday morning with a poorly lorry on the A34 waiting for a break down truck! So our first advanced run is going to have to wait particularly as Mickie had some sort of a party in his field when we got back overnight and has a few scrapes and bruises so will now have an early holiday and get ready for next season.

All Night Dinah who the commentator insisted on calling ‘All Day Breakfast’ came up with the goods at Daunstey and Upton Horse Trials picking a 1st place at BE90 in both events and a 3rd place at West Wilts She is now ready to move up to BE100 and her next outing will be at West Wilts. Sarah Francis’s young horse Moonville is also going well, becoming much more confident and improving all the time, from Sapey where she was really unsure of the water to Upton where she took it in her stride, she is going to be a super little horse.


Just had to share this beautiful pic - view from my office – wouldn’t change it for the world.