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    Vegas' first outing!! (with pics)

    So after a few weeks of flatwork lessons and SJ lessons I finally felt ready to take Vegas to her first SJ competiton - we had tried to get out XC schooling the week before everywhere was shut due to the bad weather. Hired a box (new box hopefully by end of year!) and went off to Brook Farm...
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    Self Drive Horsebox Hire

    As it will be a couple of months until the horsebox can be purchased - can anyone recommend a self drive horsebox hire company in Essex/London?
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    Self Drive Horsebox hire

    As it will be a couple of months until the horsebox can be purchased - can anyone recommend a self drive horsebox hire company in Essex/London?
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    First SJ lesson (Video alert!)

    so after spending a few weeks settling Vegas in, getting saddle sorted etc I finally had my first SJ lesson. Warmed up and instructor spotted straight away her tendency to rush in the trot. Worked on some small circles in sitting trot to get her to relax, accept the contact and bend round my...
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    Schooling advice please

    As some of you may have seen I have (after a 2yr break) got a new horse. She is rising 5 and although very sweet and willing still quite green in her schooling (and I am feeling very rusty;)) I am due to start having lessons in a couple of weeks but I wondered if the dressage divas could give...
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    Vegas is home!!

    Well after a bit of drama involving a failed strangles blood test and being forced to get her scoped we (Mum and I) got the all clear from the vets Friday night. After some hurried phone calls Vegas arrived yesterday afternoon. Didn't ride yesterday as wanted her to settle and she was being...
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    Getting hat strap fixed

    Anyone know where I can get a hat strap fixed? Stud popper has broken and needs removing and replacing. Ingatestone (local saddlery) cannot do it - please help as it is my show hat!! :(
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    Getting hat strap fixed

    Anyone know where I can get a hat strap fixed? Stud popper has broken and needs removing and replacing. Ingatestone (local saddlery) cannot do it - please help as it is my show hat!! :(
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    Introducing ...*drum roll*...Vegas

    After passing a 5-stage vetting today with flying colours my Mum is now the proud owner of Vegas (and I am the proud rider!!) She is a 5yr old mare by Unbelievable Darco. We have got her for BSJA and possibly some BE. She is still quite green and needs to relax, straighten and supple up in her...
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    Horse Insurance

    Can anyone recommend horse insurance and who not to go with (obviously not E&L/horseinsurance.co.uk!!) Horse would have a 5 stage vetting so would be LOU as well
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    Horse Insurance

    I know not technically a competition thread but I trust you lot and your experience - can anyone recommend horse insurance and who not to go with (obviously not E&L/horseinsurance.co.uk!!) Horse would have a 5 stage vetting so would be LOU as well
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    Any fancy horse hunting?

    I am looking for a mother/daughter share 15.3-16.3hh 4-7yr old around East Anglia/South East area Not fussed if mare or gelding do not want a chestnut (don't want to compare new horse to old one!) Max price £4000ono Horse to do BSJA and some lower level eventing Am not bothered if a...
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    Price question please-also stringhalt

    6yr old bay warmblood gelding He has done affiliated showjumping up to newcomers, he hasn't been placed but has only been out a few times. He has competed in prelim dressage and also unaffiliated jumping. He schools over 1.15m at home with ease with scope to go higher. He hacks alone and in...
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    Opinions needed please

    What do people think of this horse? Advert: http://www.horsedeals.co.uk/horses-for-sale/allrounder-horse/Fantastic-Eventing-Prospect__13-4-12-757568 Video of owning rider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEqUPqr1PFE Video of me riding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQGqJxj6o0w Video...
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    Sporting Horses Ltd?

    Has anyone had any dealings with the dealers Sporting Horses Ltd - in Colchester Essex? PM me if preferred.
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    Sporting Horses Ltd and a what do we think?

    Has anyone had any dealings with the dealers Sporting Horses Ltd - in Colchester Essex? PM me if preferred. Also what are people's thoughts on the following horses? http://www.horsedeals.co.uk/horses-for-sale/allrounder-horse/---PRICE-REDUCED--__14-4-12-548284...
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    Full Livery - Essex

    Can anyone recommend a full livery yard in Essex (just the jobs, do not need the horse ridden) Thanks
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    Full Livery - Essex

    I know this isn't technically a competition thread but you guys are the most knowledgable in here ;) Can anyone recommend a full livery yard in Essex (just the jobs, do not need the horse ridden) Thanks
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    Equestrian Boot Sale - Essex

    Equestrian Bootsale – Saturday 28th April Daws Heath Road, Rayleigh. Sellers to arrive from 10am, buyers from 11am. Come and sell/buy tack, rugs, clothing etc – new and second hand welcome. Café and toilet facilities available. No livestock or dogs please. £6 per car (selling). Contact...
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    Equestrian Boot Sale - Essex

    Equestrian Bootsale – Saturday 28th April Daws Heath Road, Rayleigh. Sellers to arrive from 10am, buyers from 11am. Come and sell/buy tack, rugs, clothing etc – new and second hand welcome. Café and toilet facilities available. No livestock or dogs please. £6 per car (selling). Contact...
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    Looking for yard in Essex

    Please help - my friend is looking for a yard in Essex Ideally assisted livery at a small yard, or full if it’s not more than £100/week. Within 15 mins drive of Wickford. Must have a school, access to hacking and year round turnout. Any ideas?
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    Junior/Pony SJ Classes in Europe/Abroad

    Can those international riders on here provide me with some information? There is a discussion amongst BSJA that Juniors jumping BN/Discovery (80/90cm) height classes will become only single fences (i.e. no doubles etc) because this is how it is done abroad? Is this the case across the...
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    3 horses - what do we think?

    A friend of mine is looking to get a horse for himself and his OH. She wants something safe she can hack, he wants something that will pop round a 3ftish course of fences. What do we think to these 3 horses? They are going to the Duckhurst for a show this weekend hence looking from there to...
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    HORSE Magazine

    Does anyone have the latest copy of HORSE magazine? I am being asked if I am on page 40?
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    HORSE Magazine

    Does anyone have the latest copy of HORSE magazine? I am being asked if I am on page 40?
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    Norton Heath for sale

    For those that don't go to Latest News: http://www.hookedonhorses.co.uk/2011/exclusive-essex-equestrian-centre-for-sale/ Norton Heath (Essex) is now for sale - opinions anyone? Here is the venue on Zoe Napier too: http://www.inthecountryside.com/properties/view_property/MAL0000058
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    Clinics?

    Since when couldn't we advertise spaces on clinics? I have just had my (first ever!!) warning for doing so. Not sure I am enjoying this place that much now :(
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    Chase me Charlie Debate (with poll)

    After some interesting POVs at a local show recently - what do you guys think should be the style of fence in a Chase me Charlie? I always go with an upright/planks but certain groups were saying it should be a triple bar? Thoughts and votes please :)
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    Champions Tour

    I saw a thread in here a while ago dismissing this demo/show and I just wanted to say I had a great time. The show started off with Geoff on a 4 year old (Hayley as in Roy and Hayley from Coronation Street!!!) and Oli on a 5 year old and they discussed the basics of getting horses to soften...
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    The Champions Tour

    I know this isn't a real "competition" thread but I saw a thread in here a while ago dismissing this demo/show and I just wanted to say I had a great time. The show started off with Geoff on a 4 year old (Hayley as in Roy and Hayley from Coronation Street!!!) and Oli on a 5 year old and they...
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