Despite his eyesight issue, he coped really well in 2015 as a demo horse at Your Horse Live. I was picked as a reserve rider last year so couldn't believe I got picked this year ����
Solihull run on the BE course. You can see all their XC courses on You Tube
The showjumping is on a surface. Their SJs are up to height and usually wide (I have an oxer fear!)
The XC is lovely, but last time I went fence 5 was back in the same field as the start box, so my lad saw the lorry...
Look up Lands Eventing - they run some lovely ones at Offchurch of fabulous ground. The Pre-Area warm up isn't ideal for a first step up as it's often built to size and technical. But all the ODEs are fair courses
There's Moreton Morrell (Warks), Aston Le Walls (nr Banbury)
What a lovely photo :D
Don't forget your smile and number bib ;)
What about this checklist:
Around Oxfordshire there are:
Lands Eventing - www.landseventing.co.uk
Horse Events - www.horse-events.co.uk
Aston Le Walls
Gawcott - they've got a PC / open ODE next month https://branches.pcuk.org/bicesterwardenhill/bicester-competitions/one-day-event/
Just to name a few
Yes, I've done it, it truly is one of the best in the business! Lloyd Hunt the organiser is a wonderful man and we are so lucky to have him local and so dedicated to our sport. If you have a problem he's there on foot. If you get eliminated, they let you carry on.
I won the 70cm my first time...
Bit of a long weekend for me as I'm having a party Saturday for my 3.....0...... so I'm not competing until Monday (my actual birthday!) the only way to spend a Birthday - off work and out with the horse!!
Good luck all out and about - Have fun and stay safe!
My Brogini were beautifully soft, I didn't need to wear mine in.
As for the foot, I can get away with wearing trainer socks over my normal socks to pad my foot out (helps stop my foot flapping around and causing my spur to pinch my dodgy ankle bones!)
It's almost here..... the sun is shining!!
Saturday I'm off to Lincoln in the evening for the Force Equine awards dinner, my mum is in the top three for "Groom of the Year", rumours have it we might be on the table with the guest of honour too, so looking forward to that! Although it can't be...
Some of the wooden jumps my dad made me have just started to give up this year and I've had them 11 years. They have been kept out in the element 24hrs a day 365 days a year.
It all depends on •how often will you be using them? • how often will you be setting them up and taking them...
Good luck all heading out, stay safe and have fun!!
I've entered my mum into a prelim test on my lad and thought as he's there I'd give a Elementary a go, we won the novice last time there, so thought we'd step up - if you don't try and all that!
Sunday I have a lesson
If you're free Saturday I'm riding the 80cm at Moreton Morrell - you've very welcome to come over. Lands are hosting the event there, and the 70cm is the first to go.
Usually their events are at Dallas Burston which is Southam and really easy to get too. It's held in the all weather polo pitch...
tatty you must be local to me if you've been to gawcott!
If you want to gain confidence look up Lands Eventing, they do arena eventing starting at 70cm, and even if you get eliminated at fence 1 they let you carry on. Their ODEs are really encouraging too. Their March event doesn't have a 70cm...
Moving the horses!! ARGH!! After 8 and a half years in the land that we rent, the owners want it back by 1st March, so I'm back at work today for a rest after 4 hard days of getting the new grazing ready, still got some fencing to do, but it's ready for them to move into for now.
:'( I'm going to miss seeing you two out, but I fully understand your reasoning. The new club rule is certainly looking at pushing a few out, me included, as I already have my own instructors :(
We had a great year last year!!
I got a jump saddle, but that was because following knee surgery I needed the support for myself, plus his GP didn't fit anymore and I often hack in my dressage saddle.
It's not a necessity to have a jump saddle.