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  1. Hattikins

    Jack's Birmingham Adventure!!

    Well what an experience HOYS has been, what a truly special time we have had, and despite no placing, Jack was a complete superstar and we meet some lovely lovely people including Pootleperkin who will no doubt wow the crowds next year once G is mended! I had never been before not even to...
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    Long overdue update....Jack morphs into a show pony!

    Well this is long overdue, I confess to lurking for many months since my last posts...I shall blame a hectic 10 month university work placement (finally finished!) for this absence! I will keep this short and sweet! I'm not quite sure where to start but as ever Jack has been a superstar...
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    Jack pops round Larkhill 90

    Well final prep run for Badders under our belts without any of last years dramas! Short and sweet as no photos. Never been to larkhill before and was pleasantly surprised, good ground, nice courses and very efficiently run :) Long story short, was last to go in my section and Jack had...
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    Jack polishes his halo at Munstead

    Picture happy post as Dad made a rare appearance as he wasn't working, and was complete with whizzy camera :D We couldn't have had a better day really, and the sun shining just improved things that much more! The aim was to get another 90 event under our belt before Grassroots champs. First...
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    XC Boot Conundrum Update...

    Some of you may remember I asked about XC boots for J at the end of my Tweseldown report last week. Well after everyone's helpful suggestions I took the plunge and bought a pair of front medium NEW Airflow xc boots. Looked fine when I put them on him but within 5mins of trotting and cantering...
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    A Tumble Free Tweseldown Report (& XC Boot Question)

    I say tumble free in reference to going splat spectacularly there last year....and getting jumped off the year before....and getting ejected at Stilemans in the dressage warm up the year before that and ending the day before it even started with a nice set of stitches in my shoulder! Basically...
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    Jack makes it two years in a row...just!

    Well my motto for the end of this season was probably "if at first you dont succeed, try, try and try again"!! I had 5 BE90 regional final qualifications with Jack and was hopeful that although we made not have it as easy as last season where we qualified at our first regional, we'd still...
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    Jolly Jack enjoys a confidence booster at BCA

    Well being an unhappy chappy for whatever reason XC in the BE100 at Borde Hill we decided to downgrade to the 90 at BCA with the aim of Jack regaining his previous enjoyment for the solid obstacles :D The dressage arena looked like a complete quagmire - there was very little green left! Jack...
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    Discreet Showing Numnah for Jumping Saddle?

    Just wondered if anyone knows of a good (but not ridiculously expensive!) make of numnah that will sit discreetly under a forward cut jumping saddle for use in working hunter classes? I'm struggling to find any middle ground between neat and tidy but straight cut working hunter saddle numnahs...
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    Borde Hill BE100....There's always another day! (pics)

    Well am disappointed as not what I had hoped for and really felt it was Jack's day today, but clearly it wasnt meant to be and the dressage and SJing more than made up for it :) We've been working very hard to improve his power in the dressage and although he by no means did his best test...
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    Brigstock International - Photographer?

    Anyone know who it was? Thanks :)
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    Banishing the Tweseldown Demons!

    Made a spur of the moment decision a fortnight ago to enter Tweseldown BE100 with Jack after a confidence boosting but rubbish on paper Pre Novice unaffiliated run at Mattingley over a beefy and technical track. Wasn't sure if it was a good idea having never had good luck at Tweseldown in the...
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    What a week!! Badminton Grassroots 2011

    Well what can I say....Firstly an apology for lurking rather than posting over the past few months, will try and post a little more often again! Secondly a huge thank you to all of you who have wished me and Jack luck and supported us at Badders this week, it was has been greatly appreciated :D...
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    Ideas - Pony Studding himself in elbows?

    I just wondered if anyone had any smart ideas as to how to prevent Jack studding himself on his elbows when he jumps (particularly XC). He wears tiny domed studs on the outside of each front foot so they are not at all pointy. There is no point having a stud girth as that sits in the wrong...
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    Happy Firle Report from Team Hattikins!

    I'll keep this short as sadly I have no piccies to stick at the end to keep you all reading!! :p Firle = absolutely fab event - superb changes to XC course and great use of some of Badders grassroots fences. SJing caused carnage across the boards and had great atmosphere especially on...
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    Pro Pics for those who gently pestered me for them!

    Apologies for the wait and, well as it's a bit of a pain to find the West Wilts ones, here's a link to the little Matt. photos which were quite nice :D http://gallery.horsepower-photography.com/viewdir.tlx?albumid=262063 and for those who have time to rifle through to find the West wilts...
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    Wonderful West Wilts BE90RF Report!!

    Well firstly an apology for being absent from posting on HHO for a while, have been lurking but just busy doing not quite sure what!! I think I last posted after Rackham, so since then my lovely Hattikins is on the market in preparation for me going to uni :( and as the ground is hard she's...
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    Lisa Maynard- contact details?

    Does anyone have an email address for the eventer Lisa Maynard? Drop me a pm if you do. Many thanks! :D
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    An Eventer's Weekend Dabbling in Showing....

    Just a short belated report from saturday. We decided to take the little coloured I ride to a large RC show to see what the world of showing made of him! I was feeling very rusty as I havent shown for several years and then only at local level, and pony has never been in a ring before so we...
  20. Hattikins

    Red Hot Rackham Weekend!

    All in all a very encouraging weekend. Took little coloured chappy for the saturday intro and he coped incredibly well in the heat with his times at mid day :o . Produced what I felt was a really lovely test, only one transition I'd liked to have improved as he resisted the contact slightly...
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    Best Blue Shampoo?

    I have a coloured pony I'm taking showing in a few weeks time, and I would love his white legs/patches etc. to dazzle! :D I've used a few brands of blue/purple shampoo with varying success, and just wondered which brands everyone else thinks are particularly good. Many thanks!
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    Brilliant Bank holiday at Borde Hill!

    Ok sorry....poor attempt at alliteration but I thought I'd try! Had Coloured lad competing in the BE90 on sunday, did an average test for him but judge clearly wasnt keen on chunky coloureds and marked him extremely harshly for his efforts! So a pony who scored 27.5 last weekend scored 36...
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    The Good and the not so Good...2 Reports in 1!

    For what it's worth I thought I'd do a quick post rolling a couple of competition reports into one. Hambleden seems a long time ago now, took Hatts hoping for a confidence boosting run at PN after two Novice runs that had been encouraging (though one better on paper than the other!). Never...
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    Quick Nurstead Report - One of those Rubbish on paper days!!

    Will keep it brief, no exploding at all! YAY! Did a quiet test for 36 which was fairly middle of the road, happy with that! Plenty of room for improvement though. Onto SJ, to me doing only my 3rd ever Novice and 2nd this season, it looked pretty up to height and was mostly poles and very few...
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    Hattsy South of England Novice Report

    Won't bore you all with the nitty gritty! But thrilled with result today. Only the second novice for the both of us and first of this season. Was way too jolly in dressage and consequently just contained her enough to carry out the movements, got a well deserved 40.5 considering her antics! She...
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    What's Hambleden PN/BE100 like?

    Just wondered if anyone could tell me what the XC is like at Hambleden? Havent ever ventured that way and fancied a change of scene! Any course photos would be great, otherwise a rough description would be brilliant! Thank you!
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    Hattie Baggage Munstead PNplus Report!

    Well firstly she wasn't really a baggage but it just kinda suits her! :D In fact I was super impressed with her! Did a pretty poor dressage - nothing dire with it, just rough round the edges for our first Novice test and consequently scored 38 which was disappointing but a completely fair...
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    Early morning jaunt with the Ginger Baggage...

    Just a quick one, as It's so nice to have a non-virusy, well horse out and about again, and I'd rather shamelessly like to shout it from the roof tops :D as this is probably my last season with her what with uni etc. :( Took Hatts SJ and XC schooling with Lucy T v. early this morning (all...
  29. Hattikins

    Tweseldown PN - Mixed emotions!

    Positives - stayed on board in the dressage warm up! and she did a quiet test for 33. Much room for improvement and madam broke in canter and stumbled twice in the sticky going. Left us in 10th ish. Jumped a lovely SJing clear despite a dodgy warm up (will explain later) Now the...
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    Just had a bit of a shock!!

    Been happily using the new British Eventing website for the past few days only to look up at the top banner this evening and notice a familiar face looking back at me! Had to look very hard but no i was not mistaken... on the top right hand corner of the British Eventing website banner that is...
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