Our Continental journey

Our Continental journey

Two weeks away in France and Holland, and what a fantastic reward for the logistical nightmare, long distances and camping in the lorry! First stop Saumur with Gillian Jonas’s Shannondale Quest (JJ) and Patsy Mason’s Mr HiHo (Zippy) for CIC2*.  Neither...
Nail-biting finish at Chatsworth

Nail-biting finish at Chatsworth

After all the weeks of bad weather and unpredictability of events running or not, or half running and then abandoning, or cancelling one day but running another, the sun has finally come out in earnest and where better for it to shine than glorious Chatsworth House. ...
Phil the Foal at Badminton

Phil the Foal at Badminton

Our youngest home-bred, Reybridge River Congo (Phil) went to Badminton for the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse qualifier, ridden by our second jockey, Maxime Jambeau, and to everyone’s delight qualified for the final ten with a relaxed and straightforward...
Thank you Bicton

Thank you Bicton

Eight horses travelled to Bicton Arena for CIC2* (Ferro Point, Dunge’s Don Perignon and Carneyhaugh Rua), Novice (Man About Town, Reybridge Riverdanz and Royal Conquest) and BE100 (Granito DHI and Royal Crusade) and between them brought home a collection of...
Pilot error  (aka plonker alert!)

Pilot error (aka plonker alert!)

Everyone was looking forward to Larkhill.  It’s a fabulous venue which often has bad weather but rarely abandons or cancels because of it;  horses and jockey were desperate for a run and all the signs were that we’d have a good day.  Mark Milligan’s...
Good results at Gatcombe

Good results at Gatcombe

Saturday at Gatcombe was abandoned and we waited with bated breath for the verdict on Sunday.  News came after the course walk at 5.30am (!) that Sunday’s competition would go ahead.  David was first out in each phase with Dunge’s Don Perignon (Don) for a...